Sadly, although not unexpected authorities have confirmed that the body found buried beneath a layer of concrete along the River Raisin in Raisinville Township last Thursday by a fisherman was that of 5 year old missing Nevaeh Buchanan.
Authorities say a girl’s body found buried along a Michigan river has been confirmed as that of 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan, missing since last month.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s office said in a statement Tuesday that DNA testing positively identified her. An autopsy and further tests were being conducted to determine what caused her death and when.
DNA test makes a positive ID: It’s Nevaeh’s body
DNA testing results concluded that Nevaeh indeed was found by fishermen Thursday beneath a layer of concrete along the River Raisin in Raisinville Township, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said this afternoon.
Investigators did not release a cause of death, nor is anyone in custody. The girl disappeared May 24 from her apartment complex.
Though Sheriff Tilman Crutchfield said Friday that the girl found near the river likely was Nevaeh, family members held out hope the girl might still be alive.
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 5 year old Neviaeh Amyah Buchanan. The Monroe County sheriff’s department in Michigan states that the girl has been missing since 8:15 p.m. Sunday from the parking lot where the girl lives at the Charlotte Arms Apartments at 1166 N. Macomb Street in Monroe.
Authorities found her bicycle in the parking lot of an apartment and believe she has been abducted and is in extreme danger.
Neviaeh Amyah Buchanan Description:
- 3-foot-8 tall
- weighs 45 pounds
- brown hair
- brown eyes
- She last was seen wearing a red, white and blue striped shirt and knee-length jeans.
According to the girl’s mother, her daughter was outside playing with a friend and stayed outside when her friend came into her home.
Buchanan’s mother tells Local 4 her daughter was outside playing with a friend. The friend came into her home and told the mother that Neviaeh was playing with her scooter.
The mother went outside to tell her daughter not to go near the road, but when she got there the girl was gone.
Police found her scooter in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department at 734-243-7070.
To discuss the case, get further updates or provide your own opinions, go to Scared Monkeys.net: Missing Persons Forum.
UPDATE I: George Kennedy is in custody in connection with the disappearance of 5 year old Neviaeh Amyah Buchanan
Isn’t this special, she knows that Kennedy is a sex offender and has no problem that a sex offender be around her 5 year old daughter. George Kennedy is listed on Michigan’s sex registry list.
George Kennedy is in police custody in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old Neviaeh Amyah Buchanan.
The girl’s mother, Jennifer Buchanan, told Local 4 Kennedy has been her friend for several years, and she knows he has a criminal record and is a sex offender.
Police would not confirm that Kennedy is a sex offender. But, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections Web site, the only George Kennedy registered in Monroe is a sex offender.
750.145a Accosting, enticing or soliciting child for immoral purpose.
A person who accosts, entices, or solicits a child less than 16 years of age, regardless of whether the person knows the individual is a child or knows the actual age of the child, or an individual whom he or she believes is a child less than 16 years of age with the intent to induce or force that child or individual to commit an immoral act, to submit to an act of sexual intercourse or an act of gross indecency, or to any other act of depravity or delinquency, or who encourages a child less than 16 years of age, regardless of whether the person knows the individual is a child or knows the actual age of the child, or an individual whom he or she believes is a child less than 16 years of age to engage in any of those acts is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $4,000.00, or both.