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Daunte Johnson, 28

Police say that girl, 5, is dead hours after her mother is murdered in their apartment and a man & # 39; known to have both killed & # 39;

  • Sharee Bradley, 29, was found dead Monday night in her apartment in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Bradley's five-year-old daughter, Nevaeh Lashy Adams, was missing
  • Police arrested Daunte Johnson, 28, after he was seen running away from Bradley's house and accused him of murder
  • Johnson is said to have murdered both Bradley and her daughter at the same time during interrogation
  • The police are looking for Nevaeh's body based on information from her suspected murderer
  • Johnson has a criminal record before and is a suspect in a murder in Missouri
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A five-year-old girl who went missing on Monday evening in South Carolina after her mother was murdered in their home is thought dead by the authorities.

The Sumter Police Department released a statement on Tuesday afternoon stating that the search for Nevaeh Lashy Adams has become a recovery mission after a suspect was arrested and confessed that he had killed both the woman and the child.

The girl was nowhere to be found when a relative discovered the body of her mother, 29-year-old Sharee Bradley, in her unit at Lantana Apartments at Gamecock Village Court in Sumter on Monday around 6:00 PM.

Daunte Johnson, 28

Nevaeh Adams, 5
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Nevaeh Adams, 5

Daunte Johnson, 28 (left), is accused of murdering five-year-old Nevaeh Adams (right) and the girl's mother in Sumter, South Carolina, on Monday

The body of Sharee Bradley was found by a family member in her apartment, but her daughter (right) was nowhere to be found

The body of Sharee Bradley was found by a family member in her apartment, but her daughter (right) was nowhere to be found

The body of Sharee Bradley was found by a family member in her apartment, but her daughter (right) was nowhere to be found

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed at Bradley sometime today to determine its cause of death.

Sumter Police spokesperson Tonyia McGirt said police officers arrested 28-year-old Daunte Maurice Johnson, described as a transient, after he was seen walking away from Bradley's house.

The prison records show that Johnson has been charged with murder.

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Upon interrogation, police said Johnson confessed to having murdered Bradley, with whom he was known, and her daughter, and had also provided information that could lead to Nevaeh's body.

According to police, Johnson, described as a transient, knew Bradley

The police say that Johnson, described as a transient, knew Bradley

Sharee Bradley

Sharee Bradley

Police say Johnson is described as a perishable, Bradley knew (right). The 28-year-old suspect has a criminal record in other states

Police say Johnson confessed that she had killed Nevaeh alongside her mother. A search for the body of the five-year-old is ongoing

Police say Johnson confessed that she had killed Nevaeh alongside her mother. A search for the body of the five-year-old is ongoing

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Police say Johnson confessed that she had killed Nevaeh alongside her mother. A search for the body of the five-year-old is ongoing

& # 39; Finding this little girl is in the first place and we have and will continue to use all available means to make that happen & # 39 ;, said Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark. & # 39; Our prayers are with the family and we will continue to help them during this tragic ordeal. & # 39;

A preliminary investigation by the Sumter County Coroner office determined that Bradley was dead for several hours before her body was found. Her daughter was probably killed at the same time as her mother.

Before the police announced that Nevaeh was considered dead, her father, Dupray Adams, argued for a safe return.

& # 39; I didn't sleep, I can't eat, that's my baby, this is my last baby, & # 39; Adams said ABC10. & # 39; I would never think that this would happen to me. & # 39;

A coroner said that Bradley (pictured with Nevaeh) was dead for several hours before her body was found
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A coroner said that Bradley (pictured with Nevaeh) was dead for several hours before her body was found

A coroner said that Bradley (pictured with Nevaeh) was dead for several hours before her body was found

In a separate interview with WIS TV, Described Adams Nevaeh as a & # 39; beautiful child & # 39; that was a tap dancer and wanted to become a gymnast.

& # 39; She is just an excellent daughter, & # 39; he said about the girl. & # 39; When she was born, she never cried. She was just so precious. & # 39;

According to police, Johnson has criminal records in other states and is a suspect in a murder in Missouri, but they did not go into details.

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In 2015, he was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a crime of mistreatment of a woman.

Johnson was picked up again in March 2018 for alleged violation of a protection order.

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