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Authorities in Fayetteville, NC have activated an AMBER Alert for Shaniya Nicole Davis. She last seen wearing a blue t-shirt. She was not wearing shoes. Direction and mode of travel is unknown.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WRAL) Cumberland County authorities say foul play is suspected in the disappearance of Shaniya Nicole Davis. The 5-year-old girl went missing from her home in Fayetteville, N.C. Tuesday morning.An Amber Alert was initiated for Shaniya just before noon, Lt. David Sportsman said.Police responded to the home around 6:50 a.m., and Shaniya’s mother told officers that she last saw her daughter at 5:30 a.m. The mother’s boyfriend and her sister, along with an infant and Shaniya’s 7-year-old brother were also in the home when the girl went missing.

If you have information, please contact Fayetteville Police Department, 910-433-1851, 911,or *HPUpdate: NC man says he’s ‘not guilty’ in girl’s kidnapping

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl says he’s not guilty.Clarence Coe made a first court appearance Thursday afternoon as investigators in Cumberland County continued to search for signs of the child. Coe told a judge he didn’t understand why he was in court and said he was “not guilty.” However, he did not enter a formal plea.Fayetteville Police Department spokeswoman Theresa Chance said a witness spotted Coe taking 5-year-old Shaniya Davis out of a trailer park. Shaniya was reported missing from her mobile home park around 7 a.m. Tuesday, and her mother last saw the girl that day around 5:30 a.m.Chance said it was “not a random occurrence.” A judge said Coe would be appointed an attorney.

Update 11-13-09: Missing girl seen at hotel

NORTH CAROLINA — A missing 5-year-old girl was seen with a man at a hotel, but not the same person charged in her kidnapping, police said late Thursday. Shaniya Davis was spotted in Sanford with a man identified as Mario Andrette McNeill, said Fayetteville police spokeswoman Teresa Chance. She was seen with him Tuesday, about an hour after she disappeared from her home in Fayetteville, about 40 miles away. Police have arrested and charged Clarence Coe, 30, who says he is not guilty of kidnapping the girl.

Update 11-13-09:

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man has admitted to kidnapping a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Friday, but investigators still have not found the child more than three days after she disappeared from a mobile home park.But the attorney for Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, said Friday that his client would plead not guilty to kidnapping Shaniya Davis. Fayetteville Police Department spokeswoman Theresa Chance said McNeill admitted taking the girl.McNeill was charged with kidnapping while authorities dropped charges against another man, Clarence Coe, who was initially arrested in the case.”We’re hoping we find her alive,” Chance said at a news conference. “We found Mr. McNeill, and Miss Davis was not with him.”

FAYETEVILLE, NC (WTVD) — Police in Fayetteville say they’ve arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old who’s the focus of a nationwide Amber Alert.

 Shaniya Davis has been missing since Tuesday.Late Saturday night, Fayetteville police Sgt. John Somerindyke announced in a news release that Antoinette Davis has been charged with human trafficking, felony child abuse, prostitution, filing a false police report, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing police.Somerindyke says detectives have not found the little girl.



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AMBER ALERT: Missing Child From Sampson County

An Amber Alert has been issued for a four-year-old boy in North Carolina. The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 4-year-old Marlon Ramon Torres. The alert says lawmen believe the little boy was abducted by Jose Ramon Torres.

The child was taken from his home in Autryville. Lawmen are looking for a dark blue 1998 Ford Mustang GT with NC license plate YTJ-9175.

Lawmen say Marlon was wearing a black t-shirt with flashing red lights when he was abducted.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Sampson County Sheriff immediately at (910) 592-1151, or call 911 or *HP.


UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled For 4-Year-Old Marlon Torres

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An AMBER Alert has been issued for two missing North Carolina children, 6-year-old Alexander Lee Suddeath and 4-year-old Heidi Elizabeth Suddeath.

The Mitchell County Sheriff`s Office is searching for 2 missing children. Last seen on Roan Mountain in Mitchell County. Parents lost sight of the children while returning to a public parking lot on the mountain.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Mitchell County Sheriff`s Office immediately at (828) 688-3982, or call 911 or *HP.

Update 06-26-09: The children were found safe and the alert canceled.

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An AMBER Alert has been issued in Southern Pines, NC. for 14-year-old Gabriela Patricia Velazquez.

The Child was taken from the National Guard Armory at 510 W. Morganton Rd. in Southern Pines. No direction of travel at this time. If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Souther Pines P.D. immediately at (910) 692-7031, or call 911 or *HP.

The victim has a birth mark on the right calf and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and high heel shoes.

Name: Ciro Alonso Salinas

Hair Color:
Black Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: Hispanic
Age: 20YO
Height: 5FT6
Weight: 140LB
Gender: Male
Description: The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt, black dress pants and black shoes.

Update 06-25-09: Missing Child Found Safe

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An AMBER Alert has been issued in North Carolina for 3-year-old James Ashley Harris who was allegedly abducted by his non-custodial mother, Kira Leneshia Shaw-Wright.

The child was abducted at the Signal Hill Mall in Statesville, NC, while shopping with his grandparents. The child’s mother is the abductor and the child is believed to be in danger and possibly traveling to Atlanta. There is no vehicle information at this time.

Name: Kira Leneshia Shaw-Wright

Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: Black
Age: 28YO
Height: 5FT10
Weight: 100LBS
Gender: Female
Description: Last seen wearing an orange and black skirt and a white jacket. She has long hair and her skin color is medium.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Statesville Police Department immediately at (704) 878-3406, or call 911.

Update 05-22-09: Authorities have cancelled the AMBER Alert and the child has been found. Additional details are unavailable.

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When Adji Desir went missing in Immakolee, Fl. an AMBER Alert was not activated. There were none activated in Escondido, Ca. following the disappearance of Amber Dubois nor in Tracy, Ca. in the case of Sandra Cantu. The reason given by authorities, none of them met the criteria for activation.

Critics argue if the alerts are issued too often, people will become desensitized thus ignoring them. So why isn’t this “boy who cried wolf” scenario a concern for states with Silver Alert programs?

There were 128 Silver Alerts activated in North Carolina in 2008. Forty four of them were between Oct-Dec. An additional 67 have been issued as of March 2009.

Silver Alert Criteria

ALL of the following statutory criteria must be met before the N.C. Center for Missing Persons will activate a Silver Alert:

  • The person is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment- regardless of age
  • The person is believed to be missing – regardless of circumstance
  • A legal custodian of the missing person has submitted a missing person’s report to the local law enforcement agency where the person went missing
  • Law enforcement reports the incident to the NC Center for Missing Persons

  • This is in sharp contrast to the number of AMBER Alerts. There were 8 alerts activated for all of 2008 with an additional 5 being activated as of March 2009.

    AMBER Alert Activation Criteria

    ALL of the following statutory criteria (GS §143B-499.7) must be met before the NC Center for Missing Persons will activate an AMBER Alert.
    The child is:

  • 17 years old or younger
  • believed to have been abducted,
  • not taken by a parent (unless the child is in danger)
  • not believed to be a runaway or voluntarily missing
  • and the abduction has been reported to and investigated by a law enforcement agency.
  • Are the AMBER Alert criteria too strict or the Silver Alert criteria too lenient?

    Read a summary of all AMBER Alert activations in N.C.

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    An AMBER ALERT has been issued for a missing 2-year-old in North Carolina. He reportedly was abudcted Thursday evening so why it took 24 hours to issue an AMBER Alert is unclear.

    RALEIGH 1/23/09 9:20 PM — The Fayetteville PD is searching for a missing child: Dillon Jordan Cromartie.

    Dillon Jordan Cromartie is a 2-year-old Hispanic/black male, approximately 2 feet 0 inches tall, weighing 40 pounds. He has brown hair, and brown eyes. Last seen wearing a long sleeve blue and white shirt, brown pants, white shoes, and a black jacket. No photo avaliable at this time.

    Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Lee David Currie. Lee David Currie is described as 60 years old, black, male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds. He has black and gray hair and brown eyes. Last seen wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans. He has a scar on his left cheek.

    The abduction occurred at 8243 Umstead Dr, in Fayetteville and the vehicle was last seen traveling on School Street in Fayetteville. The vehicle is a White 1993 BMW 740i with NC license tag number PZW-8080. Four door sedan.

    If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Fayetteville PD immediately at (910) 433-1830, Detective Edmonds 910-433-1830 or call 911 or *HP.

    Update 01-24-09: Missing N.C. Boy Found Unharmed

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