Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A St. Louis woman who recently reunited with a daughter who she says she thought was dead has filed a lawsuit seeking records that could shed light on what happened at the hospital where she gave birth in 1965

The suit was filed Monday on behalf of Zella Jackson Price and her daughter, Melanie Diane Gilmore.

Price gave birth on Nov. 25, 1965. But she says she was told by a nurse that the girl had died.

In February, Price was contacted by Gilmore’s granddaughter, who had Price’s name because Gilmore, as a child, had found a birth certificate showing the name of her birth mother.

DNA testing confirmed with near certainty that Price was Gilmore’s mother.