A woman has claimed to be Brittany Williams, a teenager who has been missing for 21 years and claims to have DNA confirmation.
Brittany, a 7-year-old girl with AIDS, missed one day of school in 2000.
Before detectives concluded she died without her AIDS medication, officials dug up the garden of her foster home in Henrico, Virginia, in their search for her.
According to police, multiple complaints were filed against Kim Parker, the foster home’s owner, alleging “possible neglect” and “potential mistreatment” of children.
Kaylynn Stevenson of Fort Wayne, Indiana, claims to have DNA proof that she is Brittany 21 years later.
She revealed her childhood memories to NBC, which she claims are hazy.
She said: “The room I used to be in was like a pastel-pink type room.
“I will always remember this one little boy who was in a wheelchair.
“He was non-verbal… He was a sweetheart.”
At the time Brittany disappeared, it was disclosed in the missing person pleas that she has several abdominal and stomach scars as a result of her surgeries and treatment.
Kaylynn is also covered in similar scars and can’t remember exactly how she got them, although she did say that she remembers having a “feeding tube”.
She continued: “I don’t remember a lot because so much was going on… especially when you’re young, you can’t understand.”
Sarah Minter, a childhood friend of Brittany, spoke to Kaylynn over a video call and is convinced that the story is true.
“You were such a sweet child. You were so soft-spoken. You have this beautiful smile… as you have right now,” Sarah said through tears.
“The same exact smile… I know it’s going to be really hard for you, but this is like a new beginning. Like everything bad that happened – this is your time for justice.”
A Henrico Police spokesperson confirmed that Brittany’s disappearance is still an active case and that they are “working with our federal partners” to get to the bottom of it.