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Arrest warrant: Alexis Manigo told a friend that she was kidnapped newborn Kamiyah Mobley

Kamiyah Mobley knew she was abducted from a Jacksonville hospital as a baby more than a year before she was told by investigators, an arrest warrant for her accused kidnapper says.

The arrest warrant for 51-year-old Gloria Williams says that Kamiyah, who was renamed Alexis Kelli Manigo, told a friend a year and a half ago that she was kidnapped from a Jacksonville hospital as a baby.

The warrant, which was released after Williams was extradited to Jacksonville on Tuesday, details tips that led to the discovery of Kamiyah.

Williams' arrest report says on Aug. 8, 2016, an anonymous tip came into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Mobley was living in Walterboro, S.C.

The witness told investigators that Manigo told her she was kidnapped from a Jacksonville hospital, and that Manigo's mother told her she was really Kamiyah Mobley.

Another tip came in on Nov. 8, 2016. A man told investigators that Williams admitted to him that she stole a baby from a hospital in Jacksonville and claimed her as her daughter.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives traveled to Walterboro on Jan. 10 and checked with Colleton County High School.

They found Manigo had a fraudulent Social Security card and birth certificate. The Social Security number listed with Alexis Kelli Manigo's name was issued to a man in Virginia, who died in 1983.

Oral DNA swabs were sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and those confirmed that Manigo was Kamiyah Mobley, which Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced Friday.

Mobley visited Williams in the Colleton County Jail before Williams was extradited.

"I still feel the same about her. There's nothing different," she said. "My feelings toward my mother will never change. I'll probably cry more than I have in the past definitely but it's nothing we can stop. I'm just gonna take it and keep going."

Mobley said she is still processing the news.

"If you call me Alexis, call me Alexis. If you call me Kamiyah, I'm still gonna answer," she said.

Williams made her first appearance in Duval County court on Wednesday. She is being held without bond for kidnapping and interference with custody charges.

This is a developing story. Action News Jax will have much more on the arrest warrant beginning on CBS47 Action News Jax at 5.

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