KAMIYAH MOBLEY – NON-FAMILY ABDUCTION July 10, 1998 – UPDATED 03.07.2013
Date of Birth: July 10, 1998
Height: 1’9” Weight: 8 lbs
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Missing: July 10, 1998 From: Jacksonville, FL
Distinguishing Features: She had an umbilical Hernia at birth. Her naval extended about ¾ of an inch when she was undisturbed, however when she was crying, it would extend to 3 inches. She was also born with Mongolian Spots near her buttocks, which should fade within 6 – 8 months.
Medical Conditions: Kamiyah’s mother tested positive for sickle cell anemia and strep type B while pregnant with Kamiyah. She was abducted so quickly after birth that she had not received her infant metabolic screening.
MAY BE IN NEED OF MEDICAL ATTENTION.
Kamiyah’s mother, Shanara Mobley, delivered her at 7:00AM on July 10, 1998, at the University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Authorities believed that an unidentified black female posing as a burse abducted the baby girl within hours of her birth.
The suspect befriended Shanara when she was admitted to the hospital as a patient. Investigators believe that the suspect passed herself off as a Mobley family member to hospital staff, while continuing to assume the role of a medical professional when dealing with Shanara. The suspect waited in the hospital for 14 hours, repeatedly asking the staff when Kamiyah would be released from the nursery. She was in Shanara’s hospital room periodically between 10:00AM and 3:00PM immediately after Kamiyah’s birth. The abductor told Shanara that there was a problem with Kamiyah’s temperature at 3:00PM, and said she would return with the baby girl in about 20 minutes. The suspect that just walked out of the hospital with Kamiyah, and neither have been heard from or seen again.
The abductor is described as being 25 – 47 years old, approximately 5’5” and between 150 – 160 ponds. She has black hair and brown eyes. The suspect was wearing a black mushroom style wig, reading glasses, flower print and teal scrubs, black shoes and surgical gloves. She was carrying a large black bag. The suspect also was wearing a plastic identification badge, rear side facing up, that was approximately the size of an official University Medical Center Badge. Authorities have stated that the suspect seemed to have knowledge of the building’s layout and was familiar with medical terminology.
Kamiyah’s father, Craig Aiken, was in jail at the time of Kamiyah’s abduction. He was charged with lewd assault due to the fact that when he and Shanara conceived Kamiyah, Shanara was only 15 years old and unable to legally consent to sexual intercourse. Aiken was 19 when his daughter was abducted and Sharmara had just turned 16. Although I do not hold all the information regarding Kamiyah’s parents or their relationship, it appears to simply be a teenage case of lust, where both parties, only 3 years apart in age, consented to sex. The charges seem to be coming from the denial of a young girls parents, that their daughter was doing something that many girls her age do, and went on a mission to make a man pay for Shanara’s situation, not holding her accountable at all. So before we condemn Aiken as a sexual predator, let’s remember that they were both teenagers. Ask yourself honestly, was there a point in your teenage years where you may have been involved with a boy, not much older than you, but just enough older to create a circumstance where your boyfriend looked as though he was raping you. It happens every day, in every town around the world. I was 16 when I met my ex-husband, and he was 21. Legally, he could have been charged as sex offender. However realistically, we both consented to the relationship, married and had 3 beautiful little boys together. Yes, we are divorced now, but that does not change the fact that we were both actively pursuing the relationship when we first met, in my teenage years.
Shanara sued the hospital after Kamiyah’s abduction and was given a $1.5 million dollar settlement. Shanara has since had three more children.
Kamiyah and her abductor have never been located. Authorities say that Shanara and Aiken have not been very cooperative with police. Neither family was actively involved in looking for the baby girl, and Shanara and Aiken would not allow age progression photos to be done of Kamiyah. The authorities have just run out of leads at this point. It is believed that Kamiyah is alive and being taken care of, as it seems as though she was abducted by an individual that wanted to raise a child.
Date of Birth: January 1, 1968
Height: 5’5” Weight: 145 lbs
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Kamiyah Mobley, please immediately contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at:
The FBI (Jacksonville) at:
The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at: