After missing for 7 years, a girl kidnapped as an infant from her foster home in California was discovered in Arizona. In most cases, the first 48 hours are the most crucial for the safe recovery of a child. The fact that 7-year-old Amber Rose Nicklas was found alive will be considered a miracle by many.
In September 2003, Amber was kidnapped from her foster home in Norwalk, CA by her three aunts. Two were arrested, but one got away with baby Amber. After missing seven years, the little girl was found by police, living with a family she wasn't biologically related to. They were described as "evasive and untruthful" by the LA County Sheriff. To make things more suspicious, Amber was discovered in the family's shower, hidden under a pile of clothes. Her identity, including her name and DOB, had been changed. Thanks to forensic evidence, authorities were able to reveal Amber Rose Nicklas' truel identity.
Though Amber was found, many questions remain. Why did Amber's aunts kidnap her? Why did the one aunt give her niece up to the family in Phoenix? Was the missing girl sold to them? After being with someone else these seven years, how will young Amber adjust to her new life? Does she wish authorities didn't take her away?
Of course the little girl should never have been kidnapped, but I imagine Amber must be terrified and confused about what's going on, though she's in safe hands.
What are your theories around the discovery of the missing girl who was found after 7 years?