Sanaa Amenhotep, the daughter of Sharif Malik Amenhotep, a member of Newark’s Brick Metropolis Peace Collective, was found in Lexington County after an almost three-week search, officers stated.
Amenhotep introduced his daughter’s dying in a Fb submit.
“My first inheritor Sanaa Mahari Amenhotep I can’t consider she gone from us you shattered the hearts of my whole household the ache I’ll by no means be the identical,” he wrote.
“Hari I’m sorry Princess I didn’t shield u I promise u won’t ever ever go away my coronary heart or thoughts I cherish all 15 years of your life u spent with me I might lay down my life for u My Mother and Grandma acquired you I acquired Sade and the remainder of your sisters and brothers I really like u a lot,” he wrote in a subsequent submit.
A 17-year-old male has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and authorities are searching for Treveon Jamar Nelson, who is anticipated to be charged with the identical.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott stated Amenhotep had been lacking since April 5 after leaving her house in Columbia, S.C. She left with two males “most likely voluntarily” earlier than it was a kidnapping, he stated.
“I informed the mother and father we might carry her house, and now we have carried out that,” Lott informed reporters. “Sadly, we didn’t carry her house the best way that all of us prayed and wished that we might.”
The sheriff urged Nelson to show himself in, saying “he cannot run and conceal.”
“We want him,” he stated. “He must be arrested, and arrested in a short time.”
Lott stated there was “gang-related” exercise linked to the case however declined to elaborate.
In a press release, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka expressed his condolences.
“On behalf of the individuals of Newark, I want to categorical my honest condolences to Sharif Malik Amenhotep, on the tragic lack of his stunning and clever black daughter, Sanaa Amenhotep, who was kidnapped and murdered in South Carolina,” he stated. “No mum or dad ought to ever must bury their little one. It’s an inexplicable loss that defies creativeness.”