Police Believe Child’s Body Entombed in Cement Is Missing 5-Year-Old Girl

June 5, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A decomposed body discovered along the banks of the Michigan River Raisin, in Monroe is believed to be 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan, found Thursday by fishermen, under cement about seven miles (11km) from the child’s home. The body was clothed in a shirt that matches the description of what Nevaeh was wearing when she was last seen on May 24th, before she disappeared from the parking lot of her Monroe, Mich. home, according to Naveah Buchanan’s grandmother, who had legal custody of her.

Guy Bickley, 52, and his father starting fishing from a concrete platform by the river when they detected an overwhelming smell, which they thought was from dead fish. They then noticed a block of concrete that they believed had come from the structure they were standing on. Bickley said he started scraping away at the surface of the concrete block and realized it might be a body.

An autopsy will be done today to confirm the identity and determine a cause of death but there were no visible signs of abuse.  George Kennedy, 39 a convicted sex offender, and Roy Lee Smith, 48, both said to be acquaintances of Nevaeh’s mother Jennifer Buchanan, are being held on probation violations simply for being associated with a child. A task force of 100 local, state and federal officials have been investigating more than 1,000 tips since Nevaeh’s disappearance. The focus now is on developing evidence from the burial site, said FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena.

Source: Detroit Freep


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