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A 2-year-old girl was found dead in a park near Pittsburgh, 3 days after she was kidnapped by a rideshare driver who claimed the girl’s father sold the child to another woman for $10,000.

Nalani Johnson's body was found on Tuesday at Pine Ridge Park in Indiana County near Pittsburgh, police say.

On Monday, police filed kidnapping charges against Sharena Nancy, 25, according to KDKA. She will also be charged with murder.

Police say Nancy is in a relationship with the 2-year-old's father, Paul Johnson.

Nancy told police the baby's father instructed her to drop the child off with another woman after he sold her for $10,000. But Johnson denies the allegation.

Just after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Johnson called police. He was "crying and visibly upset" when police arrived.

He told police that he and his daughter were in Nancy's vehicle, a Toyota Yaris with Uber and Lyft stickers on the windshield. A "friend" was also in the car.

He said Nancy drove approximately 20 miles south along route 22 to Blairsville, Indiana County. At the intersection of Bryant and Clay Drives in Penn Hills, police say Johnson told them the vehicle stopped so he could get out, but when he went to reach for his daughter, Nancy drove off with Nalani still strapped in her child safety seat.

He said he called Nancy's cell phone repeatedly but she never answered.

Nancy was stopped by a Penn Hills police officer around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The toddler and her car seat were not in the car. Nancy was arrested and charged with kidnapping.

She told police that the girl’s father sold Nalani to another woman for $10,000 and Nancy was to drive the girl "20 minutes from a gas station in Monroeville along Route 22."

She said she turned the child and the car seat over to the unidentified woman.

The FBI's Child Abduction Response Deployment team joined local police in the search for Nalani.

Johnson's mother Taji Walsh denied Nancy's claim that her son was involved in his daughter's disappearance. "We don’t know her personally," Walsh said, adding that her son would not be walking around free if he was somehow involved.

An autopsy will be performed on Nalani to determine the cause and manner of death.

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  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    WTF???? NONE of this story makes ANY sense and now this poor baby is dead! Life means NOTHING to the animals that walk this earth! If they didnt want the little girl, give her to someone who woild love her NOT kill her!

    The dad is involved!????????

  • Sushi

    WOW, Rip to the baby...That is all I got for this...

  • CookieMobster

    So freaking sick. What the entire hell is wrong with folks. The devil is alive and well. https://media2.giphy.com/media/Ahhl3Do7bE7sbRBCaq/giphy.gif

  • MsPam

    Forgive me Jehovah, can we add this skank, the boy who killed his family and the dude in Houston that killed his girlfriend daughter be buried under the jail.

  • the guest

    DON'T TRUST ANYONE WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

  • RealATLPeach36

    WTF

  • dontgetblocked

    She's a demon! The baby was innocent.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Aint this some $#!t?? People are acting like children are not Human beings!
    There's a lot more to this story. Maybe after they all sit in jail the Truth will finally speak.
    RIP Sweet baby, Nalani.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You know I'm about to sing that ole Negro tune:
    Sumthin sumthin jus aint rite...

  • Fire & Ice

    Something about this story is not adding up. RIP beautiful angel...so sorry that the people who should have protected you ended up harming you?

  • Seldomseen

    RIP sweet baby. The title makes it seem like the were using Uber and the lady drove off, but story seems like the kidnapper was the dads girlfriend.....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    RIP, baby girl.

    Forgive me if someone else has already posted this. Actor Hosea Chanchez has publicly accused a man named Isaac Sanders for molesting him when he was 14 years old. I cant post his IG post but it is long and very detailed. I'm so glad hes speaking out and I hope this encourages other black men.

    Also, Isaac Sanders allegedly has at least a handful of other victims.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This is beyond sickening.... I hope baby girl is finally resting in peace

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    This has been a crazy day of stories. Wow this is emotionally taxing.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Yeah, I read that too. Sad, it was his friend's father.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Am I the only one confused ?

  • Kanyade

    Reading the title and seeing the picture of this sweet baby has me in tears. Mercy, these parents, theses people are selfish, greedy, evil!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Hope she not like that boyfriend of that little girl mom who was killed cuz he still ain’t said the mom was involved

  • Kanyade

    ???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Same Thing Over & Over. Why is this happening? Give your baby away...don't k1ll it:
    A 10-month-old died Monday, and his mother and her boyfriend were arrested in connection with the boy’s death, Gwinnett County police said.

    Dennisa Vega-Rivera, 27, of Norcross, is charged with second-degree child cruelty in the death of Amir Vega, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said Tuesday in a news release. Vega-Rivera’s boyfriend, Jahlin Corey, 27, of Norcross, is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Medical officials were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross about 4:30 a.m. Monday after someone reported a baby with breathing problems, Pihera said. The boy was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and died a short time later, according to police.

  • Rayne

    I was hoping and praying she’d be found alive. Rip sweet baby!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    These new parents are losing their minds. I don't remember a baby being k1lled every day 20 years ago.
    Do you think it's happening more or are we Hearing about it more because of the Internet?

  • Truth ???

    I hate mankind sometimes, I swear I really do. It's so sad and truly pathetic that children cant just be children. Running around playing without a care in the world except doing homework, getting dirty from playing outside and chores. Its ALWAYS some fvcked up adult or older child who just have to mess up their childhood. Smdh.

  • Li-Wright

    Something don't add up.

    He told police that he and his daughter were in Nancy's vehicle, a
    Toyota Yaris with Uber and Lyft stickers on the windshield. A "friend"
    was also in the car.
    There were a number of people in the car, what happened to the other people? Or is this a poorly written report?

  • Sushi

    To be honest I think it happen then, as it does now. Nothing new under the sun...

  • Li-Wright

    Nope, see my comment above.

  • Li-Wright

    Are we on the same page? Are you writing about a murder in India or Pittsburgh?

  • Li-Wright

    More confusing.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I feel like it’s happening more honestly

  • Truth ???

    This is the very reason why I do not want anymore children. You cant even send your kids to a family members house, church gatherings, summer camp, school ect...without some sick fvck trying to harm your child/children. I will get a dog if I want to raise someone again.

  • Truth ???

    I wish lie detectors were more accurate because in situations like this EVERYBODY would be taking one, including the mother who wasn't there when this happened.

  • the guest

    How are women so desperate to have a man live with them that they let just anybody around their children.

  • the guest

    It's confusing because everybody's lying. The father, his child killer gf, and the witnesses in the car all of them lying.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I would never leave my kids with a chick I have not known for some long years but these thots leave kids with dudes they meet at clubs

  • Look@m3

    I feel so sick....I don't even want to know anymore...Im out. RIP babygirl.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It’s goes on all the time women meeting men and the men molesting their kids happen all the time that why they should go ahead and submit and stay with the child’s father

  • Truth ???

    So basically she was hard up for cash and orchestrated a plan to snatch a child, to get a quick buck but now the baby is dead. OMG. Just the thought makes me cry. This bïtch needs her whole àss dragged up and down the interstate. I dont even want to begin to think about what that poor little baby went through.

  • Ghost

    I’m going to wait for more details..this just doesn’t ,and any sense ???

  • Nathan Hastings

    Poor baby ?

  • Truth ???

    I was hoping too but when I heard money was involved, my stomach started turning because whoever had her knew everyone was looking for her, so ..... then this. Now, I pray that they turn the cameras off and MAKE this POS snitch on who she dropped this baby off to. Where are the cameras of the highway/interstate? There has got to be some footage somewhere showing the truck she says she met on the side of the road. SOMETHING.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    fix it Jesus. This baby looked just like my own 2-year old. My heart is broken for this family. I can't imagine. May all who are involved die a slow painful death for whatever they did to this baby. I don't even want to know the cause of death.

  • Rayne

    Yep. Everything you just typed. Where is the other person that was in the car.

  • Rayne

    Right!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Me too.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    True...not new, but it seems like it's happening every day! I would expect maybe Domestic violence cases 2-3xs a week, but k1lling your own child reports!

  • Truth ???

    Exactly and what was the friend doing while the father seemed to be trying to grab for the carseat?

    Was the door just swinging open while she drove off because if he was trying to reach for the carseat, that means the door was still open, right?

    Did she drive with the door open and if so, no one flagged her down to tell her, her car door (WITH A WHOLE BABY AND BABY SEAT POSSIBLY READY TO FALL OUT) was open?

    Where are those people who saw that car door open and why haven't they come forward?

    Did the father slam the car door shut when he noticed the driver pulling off and if so, why?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    People should have to take a 6wk. class & pay a $150 fee before getting pregnant.

    1st offense~ $250 fee given to both parents
    2nd offense~ you Both have to wear an ankle monitor during the process of your deportation.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    right

  • stav

    Satan is extremely busy, RIP little one...there will be a resurrection!

  • Karen Brady

    Well I was confused because the headline reads like the rideshare driver was a third party or in this case a fourth party if there really was a "friend" in the car. I had to start over 3 times before realizing the driver is the girlfriend is the kidnapper? Chile that's what I get for being on here at this hour. Goodnight.

  • butterscotch

    It sounds like got out the front seat and she drove off

  • Karen Brady

    I thought Malik was gay in real life. Lock Sanders up.

  • Karen Brady

    Hell no

  • Bree

    It hurts so bad when these babies die while in the care of their parents or any other human for that matter. So many women are unfit. I wish they would just hand the babies over to a family that would care for them.

  • Bree

    A 5 years old was found dead in a closet here in Houston. She had been there for a week. Her mother didn't report her missing or anything. Family found her after visiting the house to see them, smelled the odor and found the baby. Unfit parents! Nothing but breeding rats!

  • Bree

    I'm so happy he spoke on that situation. Hopefully, it helps more of our men who have been in that same situation.

  • Bree

    It was reported he dated Tamera Mowry-Housley before she married Adam.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Have we heard about the baby momma yet? I'm so confused.

  • Bree

    It's always someone in the family or close by. I know several men who had single mothers and their mother's boyfriends molested them.

  • Pamela

    A jealous and hard-hearted woman is a devil-monster and therefore a danger to others . Case in point, this murderer right here. RIP little angel.

  • Bree

    Same thing I've been saying for months.

  • Dreamer

    Stupid f***ing b@tch!! I hate people. That’s all I have for this one.

  • Truth ???

    It still doesn't make sense?

  • Naturally Brown

    That old saying be carful what you wish for,

    Well I wish as soon as a parent or another grown human hurt childrem, just drop dead before they hurt the child. ?

  • Truth ???

    I guess I just cant wrap my mind around someone doing this.

  • Naturally Brown

    I just have to log off for a few days. Cause i cant stomach chyt like this, this why I fast from all media sometimes. They put to much chyt
    on my heart. Demons have taken over this sinful as world.

  • Lovely517

    I agree. I don’t know what the heck I just read.

  • exlurker

    Great idea to fast from the media. I'm going to start doing the same every now and then.

  • Vonn

    Let's sell Sharena, I'm sure there are some pimps that could find something for her to do.

  • Pamela

    That may be so, however rituals that call for killing another human being sadly exist everywhere, even in the good US of A. Fact.

  • Pamela

    ?unfortunately ??

  • Pamela

    The first two, most likely.
    The last, most probably but unlikely. Then again, who truelly knows why evil people do evil things.

  • Pamela

    I don't know about most of y'all but I come here to "escape and decompress" from the ugliness that surrounds me. These types of stories are upsetting, but they can't be ignored I guess. I don't watch TV or listen to the news. I try to search and read articles that are free of human violence and depravity as much as possible. It is obviously impossible to drown out the evilness that's always around us. Peace.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Demons are every where now more than ever. I read an article about 60% of teens are clinically depressed. White males out here demonic shooting random people because white women sleeping with black men before them, black men wanting other black men with dresses on to penetrate them ... WTH happened In the last 20 years

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    All of this. ??

    I havent owned a TV in almost 4 years.
    And, I stay away from the news.
    There is so much going on that Sandra could report on... I miss when this was mainly an ATL socialite blog with a little news sprinkled in.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I feel so bad for this child and her loved ones. I thought she was actually sold into human trafficking!

    But, this rotten bish, (only God knows what else she’s done in India or here) got mad, and wanted to punish this child’s mother beyond anything else!

    Why did the dad lie about knowing her, he slowed down the rescue time?

    What was the other person riding in the car has to say?

  • God’s Child

    LaShawn Daniels from Tamar and Vince reportedly has passed away. Bad car accident. RIP. Prayers to his wife and children!

  • Coy little wink

    It's a lie

  • Coy little wink

    Have you read about the gang rapes that have happened in India as well? What is going on over there?

  • bemetoo

    Is the song writer from the boy is mine

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yes that’s him....he wrote one of my fav Brandy’s hit...The Boy is Mine...RIP BigShiz

  • God’s Child

    Yes, sadly

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Same “parents” are against abortions ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile..... I believe it!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Constantly! Those men are animals!

  • Parent

    There's a special place in purgatory for people who hurt and kill children.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Some of these poor children never stood a chance.

  • Phillybruh

    sad

  • T Willis

    Omg !!!

  • T Willis

    Agreed. We need a blog that isn’t divisive and negative. Just post celeb pictures and let folks comment. I don’t need the negative and the depressing news feed on an entertainment blog ?

  • ………

    RIP ?

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Police say Nancy is in a relationship with the 2-year-old's father, Paul Johnson.
    Nancy told police the baby's father instructed her to drop the child off with another woman after he sold
    her for $10,000.
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    I hope this baby's father doesn't get off scot- free. It's so sad that there seems to be a surge of filicide in the past year.

  • Nophace

    You have to be a really phucked up individual to kill a child! Smdh

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    He and his wife seemed like a really loving couple on the show.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I really enjoyed him and his wife when they were on tv. They seemed very genuine. RIP LaShawn.??

  • Well$$Well$$?

    This batch has to be on drugs. . Your bf told you to drop his child off because he "sold her to a woman for 10k" and you dropped her off????? That sounds like a cracky tale. I'll never understand how adults can hurt/kill a baby like that...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    The awareness of it all. Gotta take the bitter with the sweet!

  • TeeTee

    That sucks. God Bless them and their family.

  • SpiceGirl

    I just dropped a tear for this baby girl. May she rest in heaven. For the ones who did THIS .....may they rot in hell! (SOMEBODY bring me my razor blades and lime juice please)

  • SpiceGirl
  • Renee26

    I think the "daddy" is in on this murder.... Lordt knows ion wanna see this baby's face everyday with new updates but I know they're sure to come.

    RIP baby girl

  • AListDiva29

    She's obviously lying, but something about his story isn't clean either. He ran and started a go fund me the next day, that's just fishy! I live in suburbs of Pittsburgh, and the dad mentioned the "friend" but more details about the friend have not been fully disclosed yet, so what's the real story with that?

  • Renee26

    Issa lie but yeah she looks like a druggie

  • AListDiva29

    Hmm wonder is she was born in the US or has a green card or is an illegal?

  • LeGard JoJo

    That woman killed that baby. smh

  • AListDiva29

    The mother and father weren't together. I have seen a social media post from her saying she's heartbroken and crushed. First the dad said she was an Uber/Lyft driver to make it seem like it was random, but it later came out she was his gf and they had a fight, so she drove off with the baby. He hasn't been fully honest since the jump!

  • AListDiva29

    I live in Pittsburgh area and have been following this story, and the father hasn't been honest since the beginning! It will all come out eventually!

  • Truth ???

    That is terrible. Smh.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This story is sew bizarre and doesn’t make sense....I know I’m gettin older but it had me questioning my on comprehension....something is definitely missing

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm so SICK of these mofos killing babies!! The father's story doesn't add up. Off with his head, Nancy's head, and the friends head!

  • Ryan

    This story makes no sense at all

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i am questioning my comprehension too. Is she the girlfriend of the father or an Uber driver gone crazy?

  • Guess Who

    Absolutely NONE.

  • Guess Who

    SMMFH

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I read somewhere she is American Indian. Her husband was deported back to India with their child. He seems off too!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    B.tch!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Get the strap!!!

  • LotusFlowerBombOne

    She's both...

  • LotusFlowerBombOne

    20 years? Mass shootings didn't just start recently and neither did all this gay shit.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yes these mass shooting where basically unheard of 20 years ago and black men wanting men in dresses to screw them in the rear was also not in our face like it is now

  • LotusFlowerBombOne

    What about the aids epidemic in the 80's??? Columbine happened in 1999 sooo...It's not new

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Columbine and that one in Killeen Texas like I said was basically unheard of it’s happening twice a month. And I said black men wanted to get screwed in the rear by trannys was totally unheard of

  • pynkrose407

    sad

  • pynkrose407

    not a lick of sense.....they all lying and an innoncent baby is dead

  • Guest©

    I'm in tears. This is sick! These truly are the last days. Jesus come quickly please!!! Poor little baby. She's in the arms of Jesus now. ?

  • LotusFlowerBombOne

    ???

  • J2PC

    Most murderers of children come up with some far-fetched lie that grows into more lies because they can't keep track of their lies. It makes no sense because it is a Big lie!!

  • Ryan

    EXACTLY

  • Jussjess25

    Wait huh??? Does anybody else understand what took place here?!! Seriously asking. I do not understand what was said in this article. Rip to small baby so dam sad

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you

  • the guest

    1) That poor baby was killed in the house and then they all got in the girlfriend's car to drive and dispose the body.

    2) The father couldn't go through with it and got out the car.

    3) The gf and friends were like we no going to jail and left the father behind and drove off to get rid of the baby's body.

    4) The father called the cops and came up with that outlandish half lie that his gf drove off with the baby, he just left out they killed the baby.

    5) When the cops caught up with the gf she took the lie to the whole next level saying he told her to drop the baby to the black market baby buyer.

    6) So the killer is the non-existent market baby buyer.

    7) And if there's no DNA evidence connecting them, those two sick evil child killing fools just might get away with this poor baby's murder.

  • the guest

    THIS IS WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:

    1) That poor baby was killed in the house and then they all got in the girlfriend's car to drive and dispose the body.

    2) The father couldn't go through with it and got out the car.

    3) The gf and friends were like we not going to jail and left the father behind and drove off to get rid of the baby's body.

    4) The father called the cops and came up with that outlandish half lie that his gf drove off with the baby, he just left out they killed the baby.

    5) When the cops caught up with the gf she took the lie to the whole next level saying he told her to drop the baby to the non-existent black market baby buyer.

    6) So the killer is the non-existent black market baby buyer.

    7) And if there's no DNA evidence connecting them, those two sick evil child killing fools the poor excuse for a father and his pos gf just might get away with this poor baby's murder.

  • the guest

    You know, I've never been to Atlanta and this blog was like peek into the celebrity world of Atlanta. Because the other sites focus on the regular Hollywood and NY celebrity news. So this site stood out with ATL celeb gossip.

  • the guest

    I believe they killed the baby at the house. The baby was always dead, never missing. They're evil and they were lying the whole time.

  • the guest

    Criminals are crazy. That man still covering for that other baby's child killing mom. They planned from the jump that he'd do 10 years instead of the mom doing life. On ID discovery, the killers always make pacts.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    You have point!!!