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November 16th, 2009
11:20 AM ET

Police: Search is on for N.C. girl's body

[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]

Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

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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  1. alex lyrics

    some people shoould never have children, I pray this little girl comes home to her father safe.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  2. liz

    Anderson, It is so sad that this mother had no reguard for her child! I hope they find the child,send those people to jail and throw away the key!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  3. Cindy

    This is just the most ridiculous and sickest thing I have seen in a while! I've been keeping up with this story since it broke. I can't believe that a mom would sell her 5 yr old to be a sex slave. Now that is just unfathomable to me! I hope she gets some serious time for this crap! And I hope that they find the little girl soon!!

    Cindy..Ga.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  4. Gwendella

    Straight to jail and don't unlock the door that is terrible.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:30 am |