Family, friends of Nevaeh Buchanan still searching for answers two years after her death | Crime
MONROE, MI. - The tears continue for Carla Nash. Two years ago, her granddaughter, 5 year-old Nevaeh Buchanan, disappeared from the Charlotte Arms Apartment Complex in Monroe, Michigan. Her body was found nearly two weeks later, buried along the banks of the River Raisin, just outside of Monroe. The case remains unsolved.
"We thought there would be answers by now. At least on the road to answers or something, but nothing," said Nash.
Despite thousands of tips and a 50,000 dollar reward, investigators have yet to make an arrest in her death.
"She's not been forgotten, and we're going to see to it that she never is. We're going to fight for justice for her, and we're not going to stop until we get justice for her," said Nash.
Volunteers with the group Justice for Nevaeh continue to keep the case in the public eye. Every month, they hang posters and remind the public of the reward.
"We haven't lost any hope. People want to try to say this is cold case. It’s not a cold case. A cold case is classified when there are no more tips coming in, no more places to look. There is plenty left in that aspect. We're still getting tips, I'm sure law enforcement is still getting tips," said Risa Smith, Vice President of Justice for Nevaeh.
Volunteers will dedicate a playground in Nevaeh's honor on Saturday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Moose Family Center in Monroe.
"We know this is something Nevaeh would have wanted, and I know she is going to look down, and see all of the kids playing on it, and she's going to be happy," said Nash.
Nash said the most difficult part of the two year anniversary of Nevaeh's disappearance is the lack of answers.
"The hardest part is not knowing, no answers, the only answer I want to know is why. That's the only answer I want to know- why," said Nash.