A missing 5-year-old South Carolina girl is believed to be dead just one day after her mother’s body was discovered inside a South Carolina apartment.

Police officers said in a Facebook post, on Tuesday afternoon Aug. 5, the search has shifted to a recovery effort.

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Authorities said Nevaeh Lashy Adams has been missing since Monday evening after a relative discovered her mother, 29-year-old Sharee Bradley dead in their apartment.

The suspect, 28-year-old Daunte Maurice Johnson was arrested after he was spotted running from the home. He is being held at the Sumter County jail and is being charged with murder. He has a criminal record in other states as well, police said.

During his interview, police said Johnson confessed to killing Bradley, an acquaintance of his, and her daughter. He also provided information that could help find the girl’s body. 

“Finding this little girl is first and foremost, and we have and will continue to use every resource available to make that happen,” said Chief Russell Roark. “Our prayers are with the family and we will continue to assist them throughout this tragic ordeal.”

Police said they will continue searching until Nevaeh’s body is found.

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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