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Released: 11/12/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
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(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
MIssing Child Spotted

Fayetteville Police have received new information late this afternoon regarding missing 5-year old Shaniya Davis.


Police received a call from a hotel in Sanford, North Carolina regarding seeing a female child matching the description of Shaniya Davis in the presence of an adult male early Tuesday morning. Police immediately traveled to Sanford and after reviewing surveillance footage and speaking with family members, have confirmed the child to be Shaniya Davis. 


Further investigation has identified the male in the surveillance footage to be that of 29-year old Mario Andrette McNeill, pictured below.  It is unknown at this time what Mr. McNeill’s connection to the child is, however, the Fayetteville Police Department and family of Miss Davis are pleading with Mr. McNeill to please take Shaniya to the closest law enforcement or medical facility so that she may be safely reunited with her family.


Anyone having any information on the current whereabouts’ of Mario McNeill or Shaniya Davis is urged to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856.  To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

McNeill, Mario  Looking at Camera- Shaniya Davis


Waiting for Elevator - Shaniya Davis    Coming Down Hallway - Davis


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