Today marks the 4 year anniversary of the abduction of a Monroe, Michigan child. 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan was playing in the parking lot of the Charlotte Arms apartment complex on Macomb Street when she was taken. A massive search involving local, state and federal authorities ensued. Nevaeh's body was discovered on June 4, 2005 by two fisherman on the banks of the River Raisin. She was encased in concrete. The coroner determined that Nevaeh was still alive when she was put in the concrete. To date no arrests have been made and police have not ever named a suspect.
Risa Smith, who is a paternal relative of Nevaeh's, operates a website in Nevaeh's honor. She says the family maintains hope the case will be solved. "I don't think anyone wants to hear the word cold case; everyone holds out hope that justice will be served," Ms. Smith said.
Nevaeh's final resting place is at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Monroe. Her tombstone has the inscription "Monroe's Little Angel".