A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!
Another bizarre twist in the search for missing Fayetteville 5 year old, Shaniya Davis. A witness spotted the little girl at an area hotel with a man who has been identified as Mario McNeill. McNeill was seen on surveillance, carrying Shaniya through the hotel. This witness contacted the authorities but, by the time authorities got to the hotel, McNeill had already split with the toddler.
McNeill’s attorney says McNeill turned himself in to authorities early this morning, where he allegedly confessed and was later charged with first degree kidnapping. He was arraigned this afternoon and is being held on $100,000 bond. So basically, he turns himself in but his attorney says McNeill plans to plead not guilty. Brilliant.
Yesterday, authorities had arrested and charged Shaniya’s mom’s boyfriend, Clarence Coe who said he was not guilty in a Fayetteville courtroom during his arraignment. The charges have since been dropped. Both men have extensive criminal backgrounds.
Police will not confirm the relationship of McNeill to Shaniya and her family. However, Shaniya’s half brother Byron Coleman says that McNeill is the ex-boyfriend of Shaniya’s aunt. Shaniya and her mother lived with the mother’s sister and her current boyfriend.
But even as we are learning more and more information about this case, there is still no sign of Shaniya! And why was she kidnapped in the first place?! What is behind all of this? The more we find out, the bigger the mystery.
Again, anyone with information on Shaniya Davis’ whereabouts is urged to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477 (TIPS). There is a $1000 reward for any information that leads to Shaniya.