There had been rumors that Kay Rene Reed Qualls (now of Heppner, Oregon) and DeeAnn Angell Shafer (now of Richland, Wash.) had been switched at birth in Pioneer Memorial Hospital in eastern Oregon in 1953.
Within an AP report on the story-->
Nothing happened until an 86-year-old woman told Bobby Reed (brother to one of the women) that his [?] mother, Marjorie Angell, had insisted back in 1953 she had been given the wrong baby after the nurses returned from bathing the two newborns, but her concerns were brushed off.
Bobby Reed was stunned, learning later that rumors of a mix-up had been around for years. In early February, Shafer learned the truth in a telephone call from her sister, Juanita.