Police in South Carolina are searching for a missing 5-year-old girl after her mother was found dead at their home.
On Monday evening, Sharee Bradley, 29, was found dead by her family inside her apartment, according to a Sumter police news release obtained by PEOPLE.
But her daughter, Nevaha Lashy Adams, 5, was missing.
Nevaha is described as 4 feet 3 inches, and weighs about 50 lbs. She has braided black hair with colored beads.
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Authorities took a suspect into custody — Daunte Maurice Johnson, 28 — after he was allegedly seen fleeing the home. According to jail records, Johnson has been charged with murder.
It remains unclear whether he plays a role, if any, in Nevaha’s disappearance.
Attorney information for Johnson was not available Tuesday.
Anyone with information on Adams’ whereabouts is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIME-SC.