Woman finds daughter 51 years after she was abducted

Melissa Highsmith was kidnapped when she was 22 months old by a babysitter in 1971, but it was her father taking a DNA test with 23andMe that led to the reunion.
1:29 | 11/28/22

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WEATHER. >> WE'LL TAKE THAT GOOD NEWS, GIO >>> WE TURN NOW TO MIRACULOUS FAMILY REUNION 51 YEARS IN MAKING AFTER A 22-MONTH-OLD WAS ABDUCTED BY A BAEB-SITTER. >> Reporter: TALK ABOUT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. MELISSA HIGHSMITH DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS KIDNAPPED NOW 51 YEARS LATER SHE'S FINALLY BEEN REUNITED WITH HER BIRTH PARENTS. PLACED AN AD LOOKING FOR A BABY-SITTER FOR HER TODDLER. PICKED HER UP AND NEVER RETURNED. THIS PAST SEPTEMBER THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN RECEIVED AN ANONYMOUS TIP, IT WAS MELISSA'S FATHER USING THE DNA TEST WHICH FINALLY LOCATED HER BY FINDING SOME OF HER CHILDREN, THIS PAST WEEKEND THE FAMILY CAME TOGETHER FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, THEY SAID THEY HAD NEVER STOPPED LOOKING FOR MELISSA AND WERE AMAZED THAT SHE WAS LIVING WITHIN A HALF HOUR OF THEM IN FT. WORTH THE ENTIRE TIME. RESULTS ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK FROM DNA TESTS. IN A STATEMENT ON THEIR FINDING MELISSA FACEBOOK PAGE, THEY WROTE, IN PART, THE JOY IS PALPABLE AMONGST ALL FAMILY MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER

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