Tape Released of Mother's 911 Call on Shaniya

Mom says she woke to find little girl gone
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 18, 2009 4:33 AM CST

(Newser) – Shaniya Davis' apparently emotional mom tells a 911 dispatcher that she awoke to find her daughter missing, just days before the North Carolina kindergartner turned up dead. "I don't know if she walked out or I don't know what's going on, but she's not here," says Antoinette Davis. She suddenly becomes calmer under questioning by the dispatcher, explaining that she has searched the area in vain for the girl. "I just don't know what else to do," she adds.

Davis has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly delivering Shaniya to a man for sex. Mario Andrette McNeil, captured on a hotel video carrying the little girl, has been charged with kidnapping.Shaniya's body was found hidden under vines in a woods. Investigators are conducting an autopsy to determine cause of death.