Amber Alert for Nevaeh Amyah Buchanan
Neveah Amyah Buchanan has not been found yet but MyFoxDetroit reported last night that the Monroe police found a hunting knife with human blood on it in George Kennedy's tackle box. It has been sent to the state crime lab for testing. A reward in the search for Neveah has also been started. It's now been 60 or so hours since Neveah was last seen. This is starting to not look very good, although there have been several 'sightings'. One of them has been (the Easton Town Center Mall) corroborated by a second person now. That doesn't mean it was actually her but it does lend to a bit of hope in the search. The name Neveah is not as rare as one would think so it might be an entirely different little girl that was seen. The FBI is treating it as a serious lead though and attempting to follow up on it.
Last night at around 8:30 p.m. 24-year-old Jennifer Orise Buchanan (MySpace) reported her 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan missing to the Monroe, Michigan police. She told law enforcement that Nevaeh was playing with a friend of her's in the apartment complex when her friend had to go inside for dinner. While she was eating Neviaeh continued to play with her scooter. When the mother went to get the scooter out of the parking lot there was no sign of little Nevaeh. At some point in there the mother must have notified Jennifer Buchanan, but I haven't yet found out when or how she was notified.
The Michigan State Police issued an Amber Alert last night for Buchanan but as here are no witnesses they aren't yet sure how or if she was abducted. Police are questioning two people in the disappearance right now. One of the persons of interest hasn't been named but the other one is Jennifer Buchanan's boyfriend, who oh by the way is a registered sex offender who shouldn't have even been around there. George David Kennedy has been a registered sex offender for the last seven years and has several parole rules that he's supposed to be following but obviously isn't.
Some of the rules he has to follow include:
1. Responsible adult present if with child 17 or under
2. No romantic relationship with person associated w/child *
3. Not purchase/possess/use sexually stimulating material
4. Sex offender treatment program as approved by agent (parole officer)
5. 1,000 feet from schools and child care centers without approval
6. 1,000 feet from parks, public pools, playgrounds, arcades
7. Must not have childs clothing, toys or games
8. Can't possess or use photographic equipment 9. register as a sex offender
10. can't own a computer or any other device capable of connecting to the Internet
11. Can't use sex phone numbers or services
12. Has to stay away from sex entertainment bars and clubs (strip clubs, etc...)
13. Can't move (relocate)
14. Can't use or possess alcohol and can't frequent any place that serves it.
15. Has to complete a substance abuse program
16. Can't own a cell phone or pager
17. Can't leave the state
These are in addition to the normal rules for a convicted felon.
According to the reports I've read, which include interviews with Jennifer Buchanan, she has been friends with Kennedy for several years and knew he is a sex offender. As far as I am concerned that makes her guilty of putting her child in a situtation she should not have been. He was found guilty of Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct - Third Degree (Multiple Variables) and Attemped Children - Accosting for Immoral Purposes. He is suppose to register until March of 2027. He has also been jailed for 2nd Degree Home Invasion and 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. One other thing that I find scary is that there are 5 registered sex offenders within half a mile of the Buchanan's apartment. Thats in addition to the fact that Jennifer Buchanan got out of prison in January, also for home invasion.
In addition to the two that are in police custody Nevaeh Buchanan's father has also been ordered to take a polygraph test. He reportedly hasn't seen his daughter in three years.
A video over at Toledo News 11 says that Law Enforcement is currently or was recently searching a quarry in Monroe near the Motel 7 where Kennedy lives.
Anyone with information relating to this case has been asked to call 911 or the Monroe County Sheriff's Department at 743-243-7070
Barrett Andrews from FOX Toledo is also updating his Twitter stream as the search goes along, although there hasn't been anything from him in several hours.
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