Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Mar 2004, 9:18 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

"An infant believed to have died in a 1997 fire actually was kidnapped and raised by a woman who set the blaze to cover her path, authorities said. Now, the child's mother -- who recognized the girl at a party by a dimple -- is eagerly awaiting a reunion."

Also: "At the party, [the mother] told the girl she had gum in her hair and pulled out five strands for DNA testing."

Law And Order twists could be:

  1. The kidnapper is actually the girl's biological mother!
  2. The girl at the party is a long-lost twin of the girl who died in the fire!
  3. Jerry Orbach offers to split the child in two!