Fayetteville, NC -- During a Wednesday morning press conference, Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine says they are waiting to determine which county has jurisdiction in the case before filing new charges.
Authorities are trying to decide where the girl was killed and if the case will be prosecuted in Cumberland or neighboring Lee County. Once that has been determined, they will consider adding new charges on top of one for selling the girl for sexual slavery.
Shaniya's mother reported the child missing from her Cumberland County home last week. Antoinette Davis is charged with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution.
Mario McNeill was accused of kidnapping Shaniya after surveillance footage from a Lee County hotel showed him carrying the girl.
The Medical Examiner has not yet determined an official cause of death for Shaniya.
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