Missing child found after 17 years

UNBRIDLED JOY: Family members gather in front of the Nurses' home in Retreat last night  Image by: ESA ALEXANDER
UNBRIDLED JOY: Family members gather in front of the Nurses’ home in Retreat last night
Image by: ESA ALEXANDER

Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found, Beeld reported on Friday.

The woman who raised her, and allegedly took her, was taken into custody by the Hawks, following a DNA test and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

According to the report, the Nurses’ second daughter, born four years after Zephany’s disappearance, started Grade 8 at a school in Cape Town this year.

Classmates kept telling her there was a girl in matric who looked just like her.

The two girls became friends and eventually the younger girl’s father pretended that he wanted to meet his daughter’s new friend.

The likeness was remarkable and so he approached the police.

They investigated and interviewed the older girl’s parents but could find no record of her birth according to the information they were given.

They got permission to take DNA, and confirmed it was her.

A person close to the family said there were emotional scenes when the girl found out that the people who raised her were not her biological parents.

Zephany Nurse as a baby
Zephany Nurse as a baby

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One thought on “Missing child found after 17 years

  • February 27, 2015 at 10:40 am
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    This story is giving hope to many who have lost babies.

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