Fayetteville, N.C. — Authorities are searching for a man believed to be with a missing 5-year-old Fayetteville girl, police said Thursday night.
Police said Shaniya Nicole Davis was seen at a Sanford hotel on Tuesday morning with 29-year-old Mario Andrette McNeill.
A hotel worker called police on Tuesday to report seeing a child matching Shaniya's description, according to Theresa Chance, spokeswoman for the Fayetteville Police Department.
Surveillance video showed the child with McNeill at the hotel at 6:11 a.m., less than a half-hour before her mother reported her missing from the family's home at 1116-A Sleepy Hollow Drive in Fayetteville.
Police immediately traveled to Sanford, but McNeill had already checked out of the hotel.
Chance said Shaniya appeared to be "well taken care of."