Mystery surrounded the disappearance of four-month-old Ramy Gallego who was snatched from her crib and found alive a SIX HOUR drive away from her family home.
Now it’s emerged she was kidnapped by her own 58-year-old grandma Ericka Gallego, who had been pretending she was pregnant and planned to pass Ramy off as her OWN CHILD!
Ramy’s parents Rudy and Kristen Gallego were terrified when they woke up on May 22 and found Ramy had been snatched from her bassinet. They called the police who started a frantic search of the area surrounding their Knightsen, California home.
When she was found safe and sound 24 hours later, authorities refused to reveal where and how she’d been discovered. Now we know why!
Rudy’s mother Ericka allegedly took a taxi from her home in El Monte, Southern California, sneaked into her son’s home and stole Ramy before making the 360 mile journey back. Wasn’t the taxi driver suspicious?!
Police were tipped off the next day by a concerned friend after Ericka tried to pass the baby off as her own – renaming her Katrina, reports CBS Sacramento.
It’s claimed she had been planning to kidnap her granddaughter for weeks, faking a pregnancy and even throwing a baby shower for herself!
Ericka is currently behind bars after being charged with kidnapping.
Ramy’s parents were stunned when they discovered the identity of the kidnapper. Dad Rudy is convinced his mom would never have harmed Ramy, insisting, “She loves the baby. She just took a very big mental wrong turn.”
But Kristen wants her to be prosecuted: “I never thought she was capable of it or would pre plan something like this and now I would just like to see her in jail.”
Who would have expected THIS outcome! How would you feel HollyMoms?
– Ian Garland