Infant abducted from D.C. bus station in 1983

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April Nicole Williams was just 3 months old when a woman abducted her nearly 30 years ago.

The infant and her mother were travelling from Suffolk, Va., to Kansas in December 1983 and had stopped at the Trailways bus station in the District for a layover. While in the station's lobby, a young woman struck up a conversation with April's mother, officials said.

The woman asked April's mother, then 18, if she could hold the baby girl. The mother handed over April, and the woman then said she was going to get sodas from a Hardee's restaurant in the bus station. Still holding April, the woman walked into the restaurant. When the pair didn't come back, April's mother notified officials at the bus station, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or NCMEC.

Police conducted an ample search at the time that April went missing, but she was never found.

April would be 29 years old if she is alive today. NCMEC has released a composite image of what April might have looked like at the age of 27.

The abductor had been described as a black woman who was about 5 feet 3 inches tall and had reddish-colored hair.

Anyone with information can call D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or the NCMEC at 800-843-5678.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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