Monday marks the one year anniversary of the day 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan disappeared, and family and friends are still seeking justice.
Nevaeh went missing from her apartment complex in Monroe, Michigan and was found dead a week later, buried along the banks of the River Raisin. Family and friends held a special event Saturday night to remember the little girl.
Her case is the most high profile murder case in our area in years. To this day, the crime remains unsolved. The group called "Justice for Nevaeh" held the event at the Moose Lodge on North Macomb in Monroe.
Supporters are raising money to fund scholarships in Nevaeh's name, and also to print more reward posters. "Justice for Nevaeh" is offering $1,500 to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of Nevaeh's killer.
The event is also intended to raise awareness about the importance of child safety. Instructors are giving parents and kids tips about how to protect themselves.
"They're taught to be respectful to adults, but they also need to know they can bite them, they can scream, they can run, they can go to somebody else and tell them what's going on. They don't have to just listen to them and do exactly what they say," explained Jan Pierce, who led the child safety instruction. http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7456480