Vigil marks three-year anniversary of disappearance of Nevaeh Buchanan

Monroe, Mich. (WXYZ) - It has been three years since five-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan was murdered.

Someone got away with the crime.

Sunday night friends and family gathered at St. Mary's Park in Monroe for a vigil to remember the little girl and pray for answers.

"I miss going to the park with her, getting on the slide with her," said Sherry Buchanan, Nevaeh's grandmother. "I did all that with her. She was my little go-getter."

Three years ago this May, Nevaeh disappeared from her apartment complex.

Her body would eventually be found partially buried in concrete along the River Raisin.

Her mother's boyfriend George Kennedy and his friend Roy Smith were named people of interest but were never charged.

The Monroe County Sheriff recently told the Monroe Evening News that investigators had "significantly narrowed" their focus.

"I'd like to know who he is," said Diana Lawson, Nevaeh's great-aunt. "I want to get my hands on him and choke him half to death if I can."

Organizers with "Justice 4 Nevaeh" say the reward for information now stands at $50,000.

"So we're hoping that $50,000 is enough to get someone to talk," said Risa Smith of "Justice 4 Nevaeh".

Nevaeh's mother Jennifer Buchanan did not attend the vigil. Her mother said she was not feeling well.


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