Girl Reported Kidnapped Was Murdered, Authorities Say
A cause of death for Nalani Johnson won't be determined until officials review the toddler's medical records and more tests are completed
Authorities say the death of a toddler who reportedly was kidnapped near Pittsburgh last weekend has been ruled a homicide.
But a cause of death for Nalani Johnson won't be determined until officials review the toddler's medical records and more tests are completed.
Johnson, who was to turn 2 this month, was found Tuesday in a park about 37 miles east of Penn Hills, where authorities allege the girl was kidnapped Saturday evening. There were no visible signs of trauma.
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Sharena Islam Nancy, who authorities say had been romantically involved with the child's father, remains in custody in Allegheny County. She's charged with kidnapping of a minor, custodial interference and concealment of the whereabouts of a child, all felonies. No one has been charged in Nalani's death.