Aug. 6 (UPI) — Police in South Carolina said officers are searching for a missing 5-year-old girl after her mother was found dead in their apartment.
The Sumter Police Department said Nevada Lashy Adams was reported missing Monday after a family member discovered the body of the child’s mother, 29-year-old Sharee Bradly, inside their Sumter apartment, some 42 miles southwest of Florence.
Police said they have arrested Daunte Maurice Johnson, 28, who was seen fleeing the residence. However, it is unclear if he had anything to do with Adams’ disappearance, police said.
“Family members have been notified by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office,” the Sumter Police Department said. “An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.”