Missing 5-year-old South Carolina girl update

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5-year-old Nevaeh Adams

SUMTER, S.C. (WIAT & WIS) – A 5-year-old South Carolina girl has been missing for a few months and now Sumter Police say they have found and identified her body.


Back on August 5 around 6 p.m. the Sumter police say they received a call about a body wrapped in a rug in an apartment. It was later determined that the body found was that of the mother of the missing 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams. Sharee Bradley, who was found by a family member in her apartment, had been stabbed to death, police said.

Investigators have been searching a landfill for Nevaeh’s body off and on for months and after 25 days of searching Nevaeh’s body was found.

Police believe 28-year-old Daunte Johnson, the mother’s boyfriend, stabbed the child to death and put her body in a dumpster.

Investigators immediately went to area landfills and tracked down garbage trucks that may have transported trash from dumpsters in the area of the crime.

Police have been searching the Richland Landfill for Nevaeh’s body off and on for about two months.

Crews were recently back at the site on Screaming Eagle Road. On Friday, Oct. 18, police discovered human remains.

Those remains were DNA tested and determined to be little Nevaeh.

WATCH: Sumter Police hold a press conference with the latest in the investigation

Police already charged Johnson with both Bradley’s and Nevaeh’s murders. Even before finding the child’s body, investigators said they had evidence suggesting she was dead.

Johnson is being charged with murder


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