Vigil held in memory of slain Monroe girl

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

About 50 people attended a candlelight vigil in memory of a 5-year-old Monroe girl who disappeared three years ago and was found buried near a river.

The event in honor of Nevaeh (nuh-VAY'-uh) Buchanan got under way Sunday night at St. Mary's Park in Monroe.

The Monroe Evening News ( says the vigil was hosted by the Justice for Nevaeh committee.

The vigil comes as police say they're getting closer to arresting the person responsible for kidnapping and killing Nevaeh.

Monroe County Sheriff Tilman Crutchfield recently told the paper investigators have "an eye on a person or persons" and have "significantly narrowed" their focus.

Nevaeh disappeared May 24, 2009, from Monroe. Her body was found 10 days later along the nearby River Raisin.

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