A Michigan-based group held its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party on Friday, to raise awareness for a young girl found murdered near her home almost five years ago.
Hundreds of kids and adults joined the group Justice 4 Nevaeh for the event at the Moose Family Center in Monroe. The Easter Bunny was on-hand at this yearâ??s party, which featured food, games, prizes and the Easter egg hunt.
The party is one way Justice 4 Nevaeh keeps Nevaeh Buchananâ??s memory alive. On June 4, 2009 a group of fisherman found the 5-year-oldâ??s body buried in a concrete grave along the River Raisin. She had been buried alive.
â??Every time we have an event like this thereâ??s an up-tick in the number of tips that come into police,â?? said Joe Starkey, President of Justice 4 Nevaeh. He continued, â??Itâ??s very much intended to give kids a nice free time and itâ??s to keep Nevaehâ??s name out there, Nevaehâ??s name alive, her name in the public light.â??
No arrests have been made in the case and police have not ever named a suspect.