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A woman has claimed she has DNA evidence to prove that she is Brittany Williams, a seven-year-old child who went missing from a foster home with AIDS back in 2000. Watch her interview below:
For 21 years, there was no sign of Brittany, who was treated with AIDS and lived with Kim Parker at an independent foster home in Henrico, per NBC News.
One day, when she didn't turn up for school, she was reported as missing and local authorities even dug up Parker's backyard for evidence.
Detectives assumed she was dead, particularly, without her AIDS medication.
However, Kaylynn Stevenson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana says she has certified in-lab DNA to prove she was that girl.
Stevenson told NBC that she has a spotty memory of her childhood, only able to recall bits and pieces.
"The room I used to be in was like a pastel-pink type room," said Stevenson.
"I will always remember this one little boy who was in a wheelchair.
"He was non-verbal... He was a sweetheart.
The NBC report states there is a large round scar on Stevenson's upper abdomen along with multiple other scars on her stomach from surgeries she underwent as a child.
However, she says that she doesn't remember how she got them.
"I don't remember a lot because so much was going on that... especially when you're young, you can't understand," said Stevenson.
"I do remember a feeding tube. I do remember that."
Stevenson is currently fighting in court over custody of her daughter, Isabella and she believes that proving she's Brittany Williams will help her keep her child.
Sarah Minter, a childhood friend of Brittany, video called her during the interview and said: "There was a couple of mornings that I vividly remember she (Brittany) was kind of sad getting on the school bus.
"You were such a sweet child. You were so soft-spoken. You have this beautiful smile... as you have right now," said Minter looking at Stevenson during the teary call.
"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."
Just looking at her, there is an uncanny resemblance to the little girl and the situation is still under investigation.
"This case is active, and we are working with our federal partners," said Lt. Pecka, a spokesperson for Henrico Police.