A woman claims she has DNA evidence to prove that she is a 7-year-old girl who went missing 21 years ago

For several hours, the'missing man' joined his own search party. Getty Images
Brittany Renee Williams was a seven-year-old girl from Henrico, Virginia. She disappeared from her foster home in 2000.

Kaylynn Stevenson of Fort Wayne, Indiana said that she has DNA evidence to prove she is Brittany.

She stated that she spent most of her adult life in Ohio with her adoptive family before beginning to research her biological family.

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According to local news station WWBT, Tuesday's report by WWBT said that a woman from Indiana has DNA evidence that proves she is the missing 7-year-old child from Virginia.

Brittany Renee Williams of Henrico (Virginia) disappeared in 2000 from the independent foster care home where she was living. The seven-year old girl, who was being treated with AIDS, was missing from the independent foster home where she lived. Police tried to find her but were unsuccessful. Authorities assumed that she was dead, even without medication.

WWBT reported that Kaylynn Stevenson of Fort Wayne, Indiana came forward with DNA evidence to prove that she is the missing child.

Stevenson stated to WWBT that she had forgotten all details about her past, except her last name, Williams. She said that her life was revealed to the world through media reports and information about what happened after she did a Google search for missing children with this last name.

Stevenson stated that Brittany Renee Williams’ photo appeared. "I woke up my wife from her sleep, and I was like, 'This IS me! I can tell when I see you that I am me. This is me!

Ladajah Kelly was Stevenson's wife and said to WWBT that she noticed the similarity between her partner, Stevenson, and photos of Brittany, 7 years old, "from their hairline to their ears to the smile to the chin,"

Kelly said that even the mole on her neck, she started putting together the pieces that it was her," Kelly shared with WWBT.

Stevenson stated that she only had a vague memory of her time at Rainbow Kids foster home, run by Kim Parker.

WWBT was informed by Lt. Kevin Howdyshell (a Henrico Police cold case detective) that several people had contacted the Henrico County child protective services to express concern for Parker's children.

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Howdyshell stated that she was concerned about the potential neglect and maltreatment of children.

WWBT obtained court documents that showed Parker was indicted for 73 counts fraud. She was accused of taking $24,000 of government benefits meant to Brittany. Parker agreed to a plea agreement that would have her serving a 10-year sentence in jail.

WWBT reported that Parker had sent Brittany to live in California with two women, which was denied by police. Stevenson claimed that she spent most of her childhood in Ohio with her adoptive family. She also said that she recently began researching her biological family in Richmond.

Stevenson claimed that she also did a DNA testing with Anastasia McElroy. Anastasia McElroy is the first daughter of Brittany Thompson's mother Rose Marie Thompson, and Stevenson's purported half sister. WWBT reported that in-lab tests showed that the pair had a 95.33% chance of being half-sisters.

There are still some discrepancies when proving Stevenson to be Brittany. For example, Stevenson's birth certificate does not match Brittany's birthday. Or how Stevenson was not diagnosed with HIV/AIDS by Brittany.

Stevenson assured WWBT, however, that blood does not lie and that a DNA test does no lie.

She continued, "So, I don’t have AIDS but I am Brittany Renee Williams."

"The Henrico County Police Division will conduct a thorough investigation into the cold case and any additional leads," Lt. Matthew Pecka said, speaking for Henrico Police. "We are actively investigating the case and working with our Federal partners."

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