[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/11/16/north.carolina.missing.girl/story.antoinettedavis.fayettevillepolice.jpg caption="Antoinette Davis, whose daughter Shaniya was reported missing last week, has been charged with human trafficking." width=300 height=169]
About 200 people were searching Monday in North Carolina for the body of a missing 5-year-old girl after "reliable information" indicated that she may be dead, Fayetteville, North Carolina, police said.
The search focused on land near a roadway because "reliable information received that the body of Shaniya Davis may have been dumped there," the Fayetteville Police Department said in a statement.
Investigators have been searching for Shaniya for several days.
Police charged the girl's mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, with trafficking and other offenses, authorities said. Davis was "prostituting her child," said Fayetteville police spokeswoman Theresa Chance.
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