Well, it’s official: Ann Pettway, Carlina White’s abductor, is on the run. At the time the whole story broke, Ann was in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is on probation for attempted embezzlement until June 2012, and isn’t allowed to leave the state without permission. Well, now nobody seems to be able to find her, so she’s listed as an absconder. Pettway has a prior record for forgery, theft, drug possession, etc. As for the kidnapping, if she is prosecuted for that, that’s a federal matter. It looks like the state statute of limitations has expired.
According to Carlina, Pettway was in fact pregnant in 1987, but lost the baby. And apparently she told no one, and when she showed up with an infant they all thought it was hers. This fits the profile of the typical baby-snatcher.
New York Times
New York Times again (with pictures of Nejdra in childhood)
WDTV Raleigh (with a picture of Ann that isn’t a mug shot)
I hope this is a true statement.
The paper said under federal law, there is no statute of limitations for kidnapping charges if the victim was under 18 and is still alive.
How do we know she was realy pregnant back then? We only have Carlina’s word, and this lady had lied to her about some pretty important things all down the years. She could of been pregnant and miscarried, or she could just of told people she was pregnant. Not that it realy matters now.
Baby-snatching women are either pregnant or pretending to be, and then they need to produce a baby.
They showed Charley Project’s profile of Carlina White on the Today Show. Props!