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Shaniya Davis: Missing 5-Year-Old Seen in Horrifying Hotel Video

(AP Photo/Fayetteville Police Dept)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (CBS/AP) Police have released horrifying still frames from a hotel surveillance video that shows a man carrying missing 5-year-old Shaniya Davis through a hotel hallway and towards an elevator.

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Officials say a hotel worker called police to report seeing a child matching Shaniya's description, but by the time police got there, the man and child had left.

Police identified the man as Mario Andrette McNeill, according to Fayetteville Police spokeswoman Teresa Chance.

(AP Photo)
Photo: Shaniya Davis.

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Shaniya was seen with him Tuesday, about an hour after she disappeared from her home in Fayetteville, roughly 30 miles away.

Authorities are uncertain of the connection between McNeill and the child, said Chance.

McNeill was arrested Friday and charged with kidnapping, but that has not led to police finding Shaniya.

Nor has the arrest of the girl's mother, Antoinette Davis, 25, who was arrested Saturday and charged with human trafficking, felony child abuse involving prostitution and filing a false police report.

(AP Photo)
Photo: Mario Andrette McNeill.

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Antoinette Davis reported the child's dissapearance from their Fayetteville mobile home park Nov. 10.

Searchers returned Monday to look for the girl as her father tearfully begged for her safe return on national television.

"We just ask that they bring her home safe," Bradley Lockhart said. "Shaniya, if you're listening to daddy, I miss you so much, honey. I'm waiting for you. I'm not going to give up. You don't give up either, honey."

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  • Edecio Martinez

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