The 5-year-old girl who has been missing since August has been found dead in a South Carolina landfill.
According to WTHR, Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark told reporters that Nevaeh Adams was found dead in a landfill in Richland County on October 18, and that DNA tests have confirmed that the body is the 5-year-old girl.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Nevaeh’s mother Sharee Bradley was found dead in their Sumter apartment complex on August 5, and the girl was missing from the apartment when authorities recovered the body. Bradley’s 12-year-old son alerted police to the disappearance of his younger sister.
Police reportedly believe that both mother and daughter were killed on August 5. Duante Johnson, 29, was arrested in August and confessed to killing both Nevaeh and her mother with a knife, according to the WTHR report.
Police said at a news conference that investigators had discovered the remains on October 18 following a monthlong effort to prepare for a search and examine items taken from the landfill.
“It had an unimaginable impact in our community, on the family who were not ready to bury their children,” Roark told reporters, according to WTHR.
“It’s an impact that we will live with for the rest of our lives.”
Authorities have not yet confirmed a motive for the presumed double murder. This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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