A missing child who was allegedly kidnaped over the weekend by an Uber driver has been found dead.
The body of Nalani Johnson, who would have turned two this month, was recovered in western Pennsylvania after she was reported missing last Saturday, August 31.
According to police, the little girl’s body was found in Pine Ridge Park in Burrell administrative division, Indiana. County public prosecutor Patrick Dougherty confirmed the death in a very group discussion.
Sharena Islam Nancy, 25, is presently in custody on charges of seizure, interference with custody of youngsters and concealment of whereabouts of a toddler. She is being control while not bail at the river County Jail, and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept sixteen.
Paul Johnson, 21, and Nancy were at the beginning of an “intermittent romantic relationship” that began over social media some months ago, river County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough aforementioned a press conference earlier on Tuesday.
According to a criminal criticism, Johnson aforementioned he, his baby and a friend spent many hours with Nancy the day that Nalani was reportedly kidnapped. Nancy was driving all of them in an automobile when an argument ensued, the criticism aforementioned.
Johnson aforementioned within the criminal criticism that he got out of the automobile close to Bryant and Clay drives in Pittsburgh, Penn Hill, but when he went to get his daughter from the car seat, Nancy drove off with her.
Johnson told detectives he tried calling Nancy’s mobile multiple times, however she never picked up, therefore he called 911 around five p.m.
Around 7:30 p.m. that very same day, Police stopped Nancy’s car however didn’t notice Nalani within, consistent with the criticism. Nancy was in remission throughout that stop.
But Nancy’s version of events, careful within the criticism, differs from Johnson’s.
She told authorities that Johnson sold the child for $10,000 which she was finishing the drop off, the criticism aforementioned.
She claimed Johnson showed her an image of a Negroid she was presupposed to meet concerning twenty minutes from a petrol station in Monroeville on USA Route twenty two with Nalani, consistent with the criticism.
According to the criticism, Nancy told police that she encountered a silver SUV with out-of-state license plates place on the aspect of the road and did as she had been tutored, passing the child and also the seat over to a girl standing next to the car so driving off. Nancy told police she saw a second girl within the SUV, the criticism aforementioned.
Nancy aforementioned she then drove around, preserved cigarettes and talked on the phone along with her husband, the criticism aforementioned.
McDonough aforementioned Tuesday they need no proof to corroborate Nancy’s version of events, adding that Johnson and his family are cooperative with the continued investigation.
It has not been disclosed what happened to the kid or however she died. An autopsy is anticipated to be performed wednesday on the 23-month-old woman.