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Amber Alert Issued For Missing Fayetteville Girl

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By Erica Bustamante

An Amber Alert has been issued for 5-year-old Shaniya Davis who was reported missing by her mother Tuesday morning.


The Fayetteville Police Department with the assistance of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Fayetteville Fire Department, and North Carolina Highway Patrol have been going door-to-door in the Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park.


Additional air resources from the Highway Patrol and UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital are also being utilized. Fayetteville Police Detectives are on scene investigating the disappearance.


Police say her mother, Antoinette Davis, told detectives that she put Shaniya on the couch around 5:30 a.m. She said she noticed her daughter was missing around 7 a.m. and called police.


Police say if Shaniya wandered off, K-9's would have picked up her scent, but they found nothing, leading police to believe the girl might have been taken.


Authorities say this isn't the first time they've been called to this mobile home park, or the Davis' home. In July, police say Shaniya's mother was named in a search warrant for drugs.


Shaniya's mother, another sibling and another unidentified adult were at home at the time and have spent all day at the police station being questioned.


"We're still questioning the mother, trying to get some straight answers," said Theresa Chance, spokeswoman for the Fayetteville Police.


Fayetteville Police confirmed that three sex offenders do live in the mobile home park, but have been ruled out as suspects.


Shaniya's parents are not living together, and the father flew to Fayetteville Tuesday.


Shaniya is described as 3 feet tall and weighing about 40 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. Shaniya was last seen wearing a blue sleep shirt with pink underwear and no shoes. Amber Alert authorities say Shaniya has a thin scar on her left foot.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 433-1856 or 911.


 

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