A search warrant has revealed that 29-year-old Mario McNeill told investigators he took Shaniya Davis last week from her home in Fayetteville to a hotel in Sanford, North Carolina. McNeill was captured on hotel surveillance cameras holding the little girl in his arms on the elevator.
Police discovered hair and fibers, clothes, and a straw from McNeill’s 1997 Mitsubishi Galant.
5-year-old Shaniya Davis’s body was discovered Monday on the side of a road outside of the city.
As previously reported, Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya, is facing charges of child prostitution, human trafficking, child abuse and filing a false police report.
According to arrest documents cited by local newspaper, The Fayetteville Observer, Davis “knowingly provided Shaniya Davis with the intent that she be held in “sexual servitude” and she “permitted an act of prostitution.”
This is a sad case and has been on my heart since this story aired. Only a monster would do such a thing to a baby! It is disgusting!! Lock them both in jail for life! R.I.P Shaniya Davis, you have no more worries now and no one can mistreat you. God’s got you in His hands. — Jazzy McBee “ATL’s Best Kept Secret.”