Transcript for Mother's Instinct May Have Saved Daughter From Alleged Kidnapper
And next tonight here, to a case we've been reporting on. The Utah parents who woke up in the early morning hours. The mother who told us she could hear her daughter's voice, but knew that those were not her footsteps. ABC's Dan Harris with the interview tonight. Reporter: It starts in this nice home on a quiet street in sandy, Utah, in the middle of the night -- with one mother's intuition. I woke up and I remember being wide awake. Reporter: Then Stephanie Edson hears her 5-year-old daughter Lanie's voice in the hallway. But it's what she doesn't hear that sets off alarm bells. At that moment, that I knew was a problem, is I didn't hear her footsteps. Because she has a minor disability where she has a gait pattern that's unique. Her walking style is a little bit different than yours or mine, and it was missing. Reporter: Then, she hears the front door close. I screamed to Aaron, I said she's outside, she's outside. Got outside and saw a man holding our child who I didn't recognize. And he gave me a story that he was in trouble, and that if he had her with him, they wouldn't kill him. And I said, okay, well, I want to help you, but you can't take her. And I stretched out my arms to take her and he just handed her over. Reporter: Stephanie, frantic, calls 911. He took my 5-year-old daughter. Reporter: The cops arrive in minutes and find this man, troy Morely, hiding in a neighbor's basement. Now she's doing okay? She's doing great. Reporter: The power of a mother's instinct is boundless. Yeah. You just have to learn to go with it and trust it and I believe that, you know, heaven limb father has given me the ability to trust it. Rrl Dan Harris, a B bc news, new York.
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