• Funeral held for 5-year-old girl found dead in South Carolina landfill


    SUMTER, S.C. - A South Carolina community is mourning a 5-year-old girl whose body was found abandoned in a landfill.

    A funeral was held Sunday in Sumter for Nevaeh Adams. Her body was found last month after 400 people sifted through 4 million pounds of trash for weeks at a Richland County landfill.

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    Police say 28-year-old Daunte Johnson has confessed to killing Nevaeh and her mother, 29-year-old Sharee Bradley. Police say Johnson told them he tossed the girl's body in a trash bin.

    Two other children were found safe after Bradley's body was found stabbed on Aug. 5.

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    Local news outlets report Elijah Nelson, Nevaeh's grandfather, told mourners that "this is the hardest thing I had to do," acknowledging his granddaughter's death.

    DNA from the remains were matched to Nevaeh Adams.

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