Warrants unsealed in Shaniya Davis case

5-year-old Shaniya Davis
January 27, 2010 9:00:00 PM PST
Unsealed court documents released in the Shaniya Davis murder reveal some new details about the case.

The 5-year-old disappeared from her Fayetteville home on November 10, and her body was found days later in a wooded area just south of Sanford.

According to court documents, 29-year-old Mario McNeill killed the girl the same day she was reported missing.

Shaniya's mother, 25-year-old Antoinette Davis, is charged with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution.

Search warrants in the case released Thursday say detectives found nude images of a young girl on McNeill's cell phone. The warrants didn't say if investigators believe the images are of Shaniya.

McNeil is being held in a state prison in Raleigh until his trial.

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