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5-year-old girl's body found in South Carolina landfill

AP
Updated: October 23, 2019 03:03 PM
Created: October 23, 2019 07:30 AM

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina police chief says 400 people searched through 4 million pounds (1.8 million kilograms) of trash to find the body of a 5-year-old girl in a landfill, months after a man admitted to killing her and her mother.

Sumter police Chief Russell Roark told reporters that DNA from the remains found Friday has been matched to Nevaeh Adams.

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Authorities found 29-year-old Sharee Bradley stabbed to death on Aug. 5. The chief says she had three children; the 12-year-old and 3-year-old were found safe, but Nevaeh had disappeared.

Witnesses reported seeing someone flee the scene. Police charged 28-year-old Daunte Johnson with murder. They say he confessed to killing Bradley and Nevaeh and tossing the girl's body in a dumpster.


(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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