Parents Reunited With Kidnapped Daughter 17 Years Later

Posted on March 9th, 2015 · Music/Events/Other


* Parents Reunited With Kidnapped Daughter 17 Years Later.

Jeff Eats just read the below story on

Do me a favor and read the last paragraph of the story- and tell me, who is crazier, the kidnapper or the biological mother?

Parents Reunited With Kidnapped Daughter 17 Years Later

South African mother is reunited with her daughter nearly 18 years after she was snatched from her arms in a hospital.

According to the Daily Mail, the teen daughter of 37-year-old Celeste Nurse is back in her rightful home after being kidnapped by a woman disguised as a hospital employee.

Back in 1997, Celeste had fallen asleep with her three-day-old daughter Zephany, but as she dozed off a woman dressed as a nurse plucked the newborn and raised her as her own. The woman apparently had just had a stillbirth, and even her husband believed Zephany was their own.

For the past seventeen years, Celeste and her husband, Morne, celebrated Zephany’s birthday in the hope that one day she would return. Turns out, she was only a couple of blocks away. Even crazier, Zephany was friends with her own biological sister, Cassidy.
One day Morne spotted the two girls together and instantly knew who it was.
“I saw this girl and immediately had a burning sensation in my chest,” he told the Daily Mail. “It was my daughter there and fell in love with her when I saw her. […] It was a feeling of confusion, connection, love, attraction, everything in one.”
He took a photo of the girl and brought it to Celeste, who recognized her at once. The parents, who are divorced, did some amatuer detective work and found a picture of the woman Zephany believed was her mother, and witnesses to the 1997 kidnapping were able to positively identify her as the culprit. Police administered a DNA test which confirmed the connection.
The kidnapper is now on trial, and Zephany (who goes by a different name that hasn’t been released) is in the care of child welfare authorities.

Celeste has no ill will towards the woman who stole her baby. She told the Daily Mail she would like to “thank her for taking care of her daughter and raising her to be a kind, clever, beautiful, young woman.”

8 Comments to “Parents Reunited With Kidnapped Daughter 17 Years Later”

  1. JoyceEatsBagels says...

    I cast my vote for the natural mother.

  2. John Goulbunny says...

    You can’t fix stupid…

  3. DELIMAN says...

    Who the hell names their kid ZEPHANY?
    I vote the birth mother.

  4. larry fine says...

    Put me down for the real mom. What a freaking moron.

  5. SidRidesABike says...

    Great story. I see that this took place in South Africa.
    Lucky for us Americans that we don’t have any nuts like this in the United States.
    If I had to vote I’d go with the natural mother but it’s a real close tossup between the kidnapper and the mother.

  6. sharon klein says...

    It is ‘reviews’ like this that make Jeff Eats the best thing going. Here you can hear about red sauce Italian joint in Pembroke Pines and kidnapped kids in South Africa all in the same day. Love the site and your sense of humor. Definitely the real mother is the winner for the ‘nuts’ award.

  7. Young Court says...

    My vote goes to the husband of the kidnapper. No daughter and a nut for a wife. He must now be in the loony bin.

  8. Sidney L Turner says...

    Put me down for the natural mother.

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