In 2000, a seven-year-old girl named Brittany Renee Williams disappeared from her foster home in Henrico County, Virginia. The case gave rise to a massive police search which however did not lead to any results. Now, 21 years later, a woman has appeared claiming to be that child and claiming to have evidence to prove her belief.
Kaylynn Stevenson, of Fort Wayne, lived much of her life in Ohio with her adoptive parents and recently began researching her childhood, which she hardly remembers, and the name Williams. “For some reason, that surname is on my mind,” he said in an interview with NBC12. The woman, knowing she was adopted, wanted to do a Google search on missing children including the word Williams, and a photograph of Brittany appeared among the results. The woman was surprised to find some resemblance to hers. His wife, Ladajah Kelly, also noticed the similarity “From the hairline to the ears, to the smile and to the chin. Even the mole on the neck, ”he added.
Kaylynn contacted Anastasia McElroy, Brittany’s sister, and they both underwent a genetic test which showed a 95.83% chance they were half-sisters. Despite the evidence, there are still many questions surrounding the case. One of them is why her birth certificate doesn’t match Brittany’s; in addition, little Brittany, on the other hand, was treated for HIV, while Stevenson claims she was never diagnosed with the disease.
At the moment, the Henrico Police awaits the results of a DNA test carried out by the institution itself. Kaylynn has not received any response on the matter at the moment, while the authorities reiterate that they are committed to the case and awaiting “any new leads”.
Rose Marie Thompson, Brittany’s mother, had AIDS and died in 1996. Shortly before she died, she left her daughter in the care of Kim Parker, who ran a charity that welcomes children with AIDS and other serious health problems. . In 2000, the child went missing and authorities speculated that she was dead.
Parker said he sent the baby with some women to California, but continued to raise money for her treatment. Brittany was never found and in 2003 Parker received 73 fraud charges and was accused of benefiting from a government donation of $ 24,000 for the child. Given the reports of maltreatment and neglect of minors that weighed on the woman, the police searched the woman’s home in search of the child’s body or signs of violence. However, nothing has ever emerged from the investigation and the case has never been solved.