5 years later: Neveah Buchanan's murder still a mystery

Published On: May 24 2014 03:06:10 AM EDT
Updated On: May 25 2014 04:53:57 AM EDT

MONROE, Mich. -

It's been five years since Neveah Buchanan was last seen playing outside an apartment complex in Monroe, Mich.

An Amber Alert was issued for the 5-year-old on May 24, 2009 -- but her body was found just days later on June 4, buried near the River Raisin. She was encased in concrete.

Early on, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department had named two persons of interest – James Easter and George Kennedy. Both convicted sex offenders who had previous relationships with Jennifer Buchanan.

But the two men were never charged.

In an interview with Local 4 in 2012, Jennifer Buchanan said she still hears accusations that she killed her daughter.

“I have nothing to do with this. If I did, I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you,” she said.  

She added she had not spoken to police in almost two years.

Nevaeh’s family displays many reminders of her. A small memorial is built on a piece of the concrete that was used to conceal her body.

nevaeh memorial

“It’s hard to let go right now. I’m not ready,” Jennifer Buchanan said.  

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