Police: Arrest Possible In Murder Of 5-Year-Old Girl

MONROE (AP) – Police say they’re closer to arresting the person responsible for kidnapping and murdering a 5-year-old Monroe girl who disappeared three years ago and was found buried near a Michigan river.

Monroe County Sheriff Tilman Crutchfield tells The Monroe Evening News that investigators have “an eye on a person or persons” and have “significantly narrowed” their focus.

Crutchfield says the community is “not in danger from this person or persons,” and an arrest is possible.

Sherry Buchanan, Nevaeh’s grandmother, says she’s frustrated no one has been arrested. She says Nevaeh’s mother, Jennifer, lives in Monroe with a friend and is working toward her GED.

Nevaeh Buchanan disappeared May 24, 2009, from Monroe, about 35 miles south of Detroit. Her body was found 10 days later along the nearby River Raisin.

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