Search warrant: Suspect admitted taking NC girl

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 8:05 AM

A search warrant says a man charged with kidnapping a 5-year-old North Carolina girl who was later found dead told police he took the girl to the hotel where she was last seen alive.

Multiple media reported the search warrant says 29-year-old Mario McNeill told investigators he took Shaniya (shuh-NY-uh) Davis last week from her home in Fayetteville to a hotel in Sanford, about 35 miles away.

The girl's body was found Monday off a road near Sanford.

Antoinette Davis is charged with trafficking her daughter and child abuse involving prostitution.

Police say they collected hair and fibers, clothes, and a straw from McNeill's 1997 Mitsubishi Galant.

Police said Wednesday no additional charges will be filed until jurisdiction questions are resolved.