R.I.P Shaniya

R.I.P Shaniya
SANFORD (AP) — A missing 5-year-old whose mother was accused of offering her for sex was found dead off a heavily wooded road in a rural area Monday, ending a weeklong search, police said. Searchers found Shaniya Davis' body early Monday afternoon about 100 feet off a road southeast of Sanford, in central North Carolina, Fayetteville Police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said. She declined to comment on a cause of death or the condition of Shaniya's body. "We've got a lot of people out at the scene right now that are torn up," Chance said. "Detectives have been running off adrenaline to find this little girl and to bring her home alive. You have a lot of people in shock right now." Two people have been charged in her disappearance, one of them her mother, Antoinette Davis, 25. Police charged Davis with human trafficking and felony child abuse, saying Shaniya was offered for prostitution. Davis was calm and quiet during a five-minute court appearance in Fayetteville on Monday afternoon. She provided one-word answers to the judge's questions and held her hands in front of her, without handcuffs. She requested a court-appointed attorney and did not enter a plea. Her sister, Brenda Davis, 20, said outside that she does not believe the charges. "I don't believe she could hurt her children," Brenda Davis said. The sisters were able to speak at the jail Sunday, and Brenda Davis recalled that her sibling said she would not do that to her daughter. Authorities also charged Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, with kidnapping after they said surveillance footage from a Sanford hotel showed him carrying Shaniya there. Authorities said McNeill admitted taking the girl, though his attorney said he will plead not guilty. Davis reported Shaniya missing Tuesday. Authorities first arrested a man named Clarence Coe, but charges against him were dropped a day later when investigators tracked down McNeill after receiving a tip from a hotel employee. Additional information led investigators to a search site near Sanford on Sunday. They continued searching Monday, scouring miles of landscape, roads, ravines and fields on four-wheelers and with helicopters. After Shaniya's body was found, a solemn group of searchers met quietly at a nearby fire station to ensure that all volunteers were accounted for. "We were hoping that someone could carry her home," said Syd Severe, 42, who came from Raleigh to help with the search. "It's just sick." A cluster of emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel gathered where Shaniya's body was found, about a quarter mile from N.C. Highway 87. Authorities blocked access to the road, a rural area popular with hunters that is less than a mile from a large lakeside community. Shaniya's father, Bradley Lockhart, said he raised his daughter for several years but last month decided to let her stay with her mother. He had pleaded for her safe return. "I should've never let her go over there," he told The Associated Press on Saturday. Before Shaniya's body was found, he said on CBS's "The Early Show" Monday that he remained hopeful someone would bring his daughter somewhere safe, such as a police station or hospital. "They can drop her off at Walmart, I don't care," he said. A man who answered the phone at the Lockhart home Monday afternoon declined to comment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~http://www.news-record.com/content/2009/11/16/article/search_now_on_for_body_of_missing_girl_5
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Rest In Peace Shaniya Davis



sapje7 says:

3069 days ago
rip for this girl

phoenixlife says:

3075 days ago
which may be transferring/communicating  his need to be protected. All this is to say that sometimes, I just want to be a "regular person" and not think about the human conditions that lead to these types of circumstances. I have already came up with hypothesis about what that home's early morning hours may have looked like, the mother's possible life, and the combination of drugs, mental illness, economic desperation, etc...

It's the only way to make sense of the senseless.

phoenixlife says:

3075 days ago

Thank you for allowing me to vent and for understanding! Being a SW doesn't alleviate your feelings. Professionally, you learn how to deal with transference, and counter-transference, which are just feelings and behaviors within worker/client relationships. Ie: a client may remind me of my son, and I feel "strongly protective" when I hear certain things, but he is NOT my son, so I have to examine if they are MY feelings or dynamics from the client 

phoenixlife says:

3076 days ago
It is unfortunate that, as you have highlighted, one becomes challenged, and thus limited, in the area of liberty regarding free speech, with the concern of misappropriation and misinterpretation of information, used in a manipulated fashion, thus I can not "rant" about my feelings and thoughts without concern that they end up somewhere, without my awareness, only to resurface somewhere else, just like this child's pictures, with the legacy of her life left on the net, as she was in the woods.

phoenixlife says:

3076 days ago
I apologize and please remove if my vent is offensive in any manner.  I have felt such intense pain about this child, and feel so powerless, as a social worker, when I see the depth to which human depravity can run.  There are some SW who work with sex offenders and murderers.  I have not, and could not, in an ethical fashion, without the strictest supervision.  I also would struggle with bias, "what happened to the mother that allowed this?" was it because she is bi-racial? So many questions.

phoenixlife says:

3076 days ago
I tried, to make a blingee...nothing can do justice. I found other pictures on the net, her in school, birthday, in father's arms, nothing can bring light...there are so many monstrosities in this...I want to spew exorcist deep vile at the heinous less than dogs involved in this. There is no moral outrage, and after, maybe already, it narrows down to small town local talk, forgotten... the abyss of a "just good enough" society.  "Father I stretch my hands to Thee..." Where are we as humans? 

aeldmlwy says:

3076 days ago
so cute alittel girl
 god bless u
i wish to talk with u  and want help to talk with jade my best friend in italia
i missed her so much
ahmed gamal

swtjade says:

3079 days ago
Hey Gurl whats up? Isnt this sad about this little girl? I cant believe some people just dont care what they do to kids anymore.. its a shame this little girl had to have a mother who was so frigin messed up in the head selling her daughter into prositution. God rest her soul.

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