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Body of 5-year-old South Carolina girl found in landfill

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 20:41:48-04

The body of Nevaeh Adams, a 5-year-old South Carolina girl who went missing in August, was found on Friday, the Sumter Police Department announced on Tuesday.

Police used DNA to confirm the body found was Nevaeh's.

Nevaeh's mother, Sharee Bradley, was also killed. Bradley's body was found on Aug. 5 in her apartment by a family member.

The suspect, Daunte Johnson, has admitted to killing Bradley and her daughter, police say. Johnson told police that he put Nevaeh's body in a dumpster.

Approximately 400 individuals from more than 40 agencies searched about 4 million pounds of material, Sumter Police said.

Nevaeh had two other siblings, ages 3 and 12, who were unharmed.