On July 10, 1998, the kidnapper who was dressed as a nurse was captured by hospital security footage. Mobley's , mother Shanara who was 16 at the time told investigators that she entered her room, and pretended to be helping her with the baby and giving her advice. The mother asked the nurse to but the baby in a carrier but the woman left the room with the child and never returned.
"Please bring my baby back," Shanara Mobley cried during an interview with WJXT at the time. "If you were faking a pregnancy or you just can't have no kids, how do you think I feel... That's my first child."