Shirley is diagnosed with cancer and dies in 1986 without ever telling Pepper her real name and how to find her parents. Pepper starts a life-long search to get a birth certificate and find out her true identity. She finally receives it -- 37 years after she was kidnapped.
Pepper also finds out that she and Renee are half sisters. Both woman share their experiences growing up under Shirley with family and friends. But there are still unanswered questions, like why Shirley kidnapped Pepper in the first place.
Pepper's real name is Rhonda Patricia Christie. Her birth certificate leads her to her parents now living in Ohio. It is a bitter sweet reunion because Pepper's mom, Barbara Christie, has terminal cancer. Barbara and Bob tell Pepper she was adopted.
Her name was Pepper. At least that's what her kidnapper told her after taking her from her San Diego home when she was four years old. Now a grown woman, Pepper tells Keith Morrison in an exclusive interview about her lost childhood.
Cast member Barry Pepper attends an industry screening of the film "True Grit" in Beverly Hills, California December 9, 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)