Police shift search of 5-year-old girl to recovery effort in SC

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UPDATE: Our CBS affiliate WLTX is reporting that police said the search for a missing 5-year-old girl has now shifted to a recovery effort.

According to Sumter PD, the shift to a recovery effort is based on information from the suspect, Daunte Maurice Johnson.

“You’re going to have to show me her still body before I can accept the fact that she’s not going to be here,” her father Dupray Adams said. “Baby, I love you. If you can see this, be strong. Daddy is here. Daddy is standing right here amongst a whole bunch of people who are here supporting you. We got your back, and we’re going to bring you home.”


SUMTER, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina woman was found dead in her apartment and police say her 5-year-old daughter is missing.

News outlets report Nevaeh Lashy Adams has been missing since Monday evening after a relative discovered her mother’s body. Nevaha is described as a 4-foot-3, 50-pound girl with braided black hair and colored beads.

Sumter Police say they haven’t determined how 29-year-old Sharee Bradley died. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

A news release from police says 28-year-old Daunte Maurice Johnson was arrested after he was seen running away from the residence. Police say they aren’t certain what role Johnson’s played in Nevaeh’s disappearance, if any.

No charges have been released and it’s unclear whether Johnson has an attorney.

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