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Released: 11/17/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
Status of Missing Child Case

The Fayetteville Police Department will conduct a media briefing this afternoon, Tuesday, November 17th at 4:30 p.m., in front of the Police Department regarding the status of the Shaniya Davis case.  During the briefing any new information will be discussed as well as a statement made by Captain Charles Kimble.


At this time the body found off of Walker Road yesterday afternoon has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill where an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death as well as to obtain a positive identification.


Jurisdiction in criminal cases is governed by where the criminal conduct occurred. Right now, this is an ongoing investigation and as such we are still determining the details surrounding the death of the child. So the final decision as to jurisdiction will not be made until those details are obtained.  


The investigation at this point indicates that Shaniya Davis was alive at the time she left the Sanford Hotel. 


Additional charges are forthcoming today and will be released to the media as soon as they are filed. 


There will be no further released until such time that new information becomes available. 




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