Nancy Grace

Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

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!

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!

Nancy Grace Cold Case

Police seek tips in child's 2009 abduction and slaying

New York (CNN) – Her mother named the little girl Nevaeh, "heaven" spelled backwards. Jennifer Buchanan says her daughter always was a little bit of heaven to her.

Nevaeh Buchanan was 5 when she was kidnapped on May 24 last year; her body was found in a shallow grave on June 4.

Nevaeh Buchanan / Courtesy: Michael Buchanan
Nevaeh Buchanan / Courtesy: Michael Buchanan

A fisherman found Nevaeh's body along the bank of the River Raisin near Monroe, Michigan, about 10 miles from the apartment she shared with her mother and grandmother.

An autopsy showed the child died of asphyxiation. According to local news reports, she was most likely buried alive, though police will not formally confirm details. They did say, however, that a material similar to cement was found on top of her body.

A year later, no one has been charged with abducting and killing Nevaeh. Her family is still waiting for answers.

Last month, on the anniversary of the child's death, an organization called Justice for Nevaeh held a rally down the street from the apartment complex where she lived. The event included games and food for children as well as karate, self-defense classes and child safety presentations.

Nevaeh was last seen the evening of May 24, playing in the U-turn driveway of her apartment complex.

"She wasn't supposed to be outside," Jennifer Buchanan said. "She was supposed to be upstairs at a neighbor's playing with her friend at their place."

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  1. CHRIS

    how sad is this...poor little girl.. happends way to heart goes out to the family...

    July 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm
  2. Maria Reed

    Hi Nancy FYI: A little 7 yr old girl was murdered in her school in January 2005. Her name was Jerica Rhodes(a black beautiful little girl)
    Jerica lived in Highland Falls,NY, and was murdered at Sacred Heart school. Her body was found in the bathroom. Her thought to be father,
    at that time, killed her, and is serving time in state prison now. I keep on hearing that no other children were killed in schools, and I said what?????? The Times Herald Record, has much more detail on this murder. Sorry about Kyron.
    In His Love
    Maria Reed

    July 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm
  3. Nasha

    You know...some of my neighbors berate me and say I'm too protective of my 10-yr old because I don't allow him certain "freedoms"..(walking home by himself from school, going to play at a friend's house who lives a little too far that I don't know, etc..)...When I read stories like this I'm reminded that even a healthy and strong child can be overpowered, lured, and in this case brutalized...and her mother will only be left with "what if"s"......When my son gets a little older and can defend himself a little better, I'll back off....until then, and while stories like Nevaeh's continue to exist, my neighbors and anyone else who thinks I'm overprotective? Well..they can kiss my a**.......

    July 7, 2010 at 8:23 am
  4. judy

    want to know what is going on with the haleigh cummings case????

    July 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  5. sandie

    what is the latest on the haleigh cummings case?

    July 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm