timeline, sorry longon 11-10-09: @6:53am mom calls in and reports Shaniya missing
Shaniya Davis is a 5-year-old girl who went missing from a Fayetteville, N.C., trailer park early Tuesday morning.
Her mother reports last seeing her at 5:30 a.m. that morning, and foul play is suspected in her case. On Wednesday,11-11-09 at 11 p.m.,
police arrested Clarence Coe, 30, and charged him with first-degree kidnapping.
Coe maintains his innocence, but police argue that this was not a random arrest.
Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, was arrested Friday 11-13-09
for the kidnapping of Shaniya Davis. Investigators are still
trying to determine McNeill's connection to Shaniya. Authorities were able to arrest McNeill because of footage
found of him on a hotel surveillance video, where McNeill is seen carrying Shaniya. hotel surveillance video date time
6:11am Mario is seen on video carrying Shaniya into hotel
11-10-09:7:30am Mario is know to exit hotel w/Shaniya
the videos aired THURSDAY, November 12, 2009Antoinette Nicole Davis arrested,11-14-09
Shaniya Davis' mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, was arrested and charged authorities said Saturday night for
human trafficking and other offenses. She has been accused of offering her daughter for prostitution.
Antoinette says she doesn't know where her daughter is, but she was also charged with felony child abuse,
prostitution and filing a false police report. Authorities still haven't been able to locate Shaniya. 11/16/09
The body of Shaniya Davis has been found along a North Carolina highway
link to 911 audiohttp://www.wral.com/news/local/audio/6439590/
a more detailed timeline i snipped fromhttp://crimeseekers.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10623TimeLine For Missing Shaniya DavisTUESDAY, November 10, 2009
3:00 AM: Neighbor, Andrea Moore, described hearing noises outside her mobile home
5:30 AM: Mother put Shaniya Davis on sofa and last time she saw her child
6:11 AM: Shaniya observed on survellience video at hotel 40 miles from home in the arms of Mario McNeill waiting
6:53 AM: Antoinette Davis calls LE to report her daughter missing
Law enforcement search the mobile home park and find a blanket covered in feces in garbage pail of neighbor,
Andrea Moore. Blanket believed to be that of Shaniya. Theresa Chance, Fayetteville Police spokesperson stated
Ms. Moore is not a suspect.
Back porch and railing of home Davis family lives in is covered in feces.
Ms. Davis, her 7-year-old son, Davis' sister and another child are removed from the home and not allowed to
return due to extensive sewage leak.
The N.C. Offender Registry lists two sex offenders who live in the mobile home park.WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009
Clarence Coe, boyfriend of Antoinette Davis, is arrested for the kidnapping of Shaniya. Reports provided to
LE state he was seen leaving the mobile home park with Shaniya.
Clarence Coe said he did not take Shaniya.THURSDAY, November 12, 2009
Still images from a Sanford hotel survellience video aired nationally of Mario Andrette McNeill, ex-boyfriend
of Antoinette Davis' SISTER, carrying Shaniya Davis to the hotel's elevator.FRIDAY, November 13, 2009
Mario McNeill turned himself into police early morning after seeing the hotel images.
Clarence Coe was released from jail and kidnapping charges dropped.
Mario McNeill charged with kidnapping Shaniya Davis. Hotel survellience video confirmed him with Shaniya on
Tuesday morning. McNeill stated he took Shaniya but denies that he kidnapped her.
The whereabouts of Shaniya are unknown. FBI and U.S. Marshalls are involved in the nationwide search for
Shaniya's father, Bradley Lockhart, arrived in Fayetteville and went on national TV begging for the return of
his daughter who has lived with him for about 3-4 years, but only lived with her mother for the last three weeks
Clarence Coe, boyfriend of Antoinette Davis, is said to be more upset about Shaniya's disappearance than her
mother...as per a neighbor intervewed by local news station.SATURDAY, November 14, 2009
Late Saturday, Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Davis, was charged with human trafficking, felony child
abuse/prostitution, filing a false police report and resist, delay or obstruct.
Police said Davis was being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $51,000 secured bond and is scheduled to
appear in court Monday morning.
Still no sign of Shaniya Davis.SUNDAY, November 15, 2009
Authorities acting on a tip are scouring a portion of south-central North Carolina for a 5-year-old girl
reported missing by her mother. Multiple agencies have been searching for Shaniya Davis since 8 a.m.
SANFORD, NC (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police confirmed Sunday that they were searching on the ground for a
missing 5-year-old girl between Fayetteville and Sanford. Chopper 11 confirms a Fayetville forensics truck is
on the scene and officers are searching near Walker Road off Highway 87 in the Sanford area.Witnesses told
ABC11 Eyewitness News they saw officers searching a ravine in that area around 10 a.m.
Sanford is about 40 miles north of Fayetteville. Police did not say if they were looking for a body or if they
hoped to find Shaniya Davis alive.
The father of a missing 5-year-old North Carolina girl says he never should have allowed her to go back to her
Another day gone by. A long day of searching wrapped up at 5:00 PM with still no sign of Shaniya.MONDAY, November 16, 2009
Search for Shaniya remains in the area on Walker Road. Over 200 searchers are combing the long stretch of
road and 100 yds off the road on each side. This search is based on a tip that her body was dumped along Walker
Road off Hwy. 87.
Lockhart and his sister, who live out of state, cared for Shaniya until last month.
Anyone wishing to help with the search was asked to e-mail their name and contact numbers to Shaniyavolunteer@ci.fay.nc.us
to be added to a central list so police can coordinate volunteer efforts.
The body of little Shaniya has been found. News of the discovery of her remains found on Walker Road came in
around 1:30 PM.
Davis' 7-year-old son was taken into protective custody last week and placed into foster care.
According to the non-profit agency, Child of the Night, Shaniya's case is very rare. Typically, child are in
the age range of 11 to 17 when entered into the world of human trafficking/prostitution. When a child is
prostituted or sold by a parent it's usually involving drugs.TUESDAY, November 17, 2009
"Lord, I come to you with open arms, and it is hard. It is hard," Bradley Lockhart said at a vigil in a store
parking lot, according to The Associated Press. "Don't give up on me and don't give up on Shaniya. She's right
there with you."
Lockhart attended a prayer vigil last night for his daughter and broke down while speaking to the crowd.
"The investigation at this point indicates that Shaniya Davis was alive at the time she left the Sanford hotel
," police said in the statement Tuesday.
Shaniya's half-sister, Cheyenne Lockhart, told HLN's "Nancy Grace" Monday that she found it difficult to
believe Davis had treated her daughter so poorly. "She seemed like the sweetest woman. She didn't come from much
, but ... she had the sweetest voice, she had the sweetest personality, and especially toward me. I would never
think that she would do anything like that," said Lockhart, who shared a father with Shaniya.
The aunt of a 5-year-old girl whose body was found off a rural North Carolina road says she had a hard time
letting the girl live for a while at her mother's house.
Carey Lockhart-Davis said Tuesday that the mother, 25-year-old Antoinette Davis, neglected her children.
Lockart-Davis is the sister of the girl's father, Bradley Lockhart, and helped raise her. The girl went to stay
with her mother a month ago.
Jeff Riccio of Tarheel Canine Training Inc. said Tuesday his team returned after getting information that the
body of Shaniya (shuh-NY-ah) Davis might be near the carcasses. The searchers found the body Monday afternoon
underneath kudzu along a rural highway southeast of Sanford.
link to 911 audiohttp://www.wral.com/news/local/audio/6439590/