Missing Pennsylvania toddler found dead, DA said


(CNN)A 23-month-old toddler who was reportedly abducted in Pennsylvania has been found dead, a district attorney said. Nalani Johnson was found in Pine Ridge Park near Blairsville and the coroner has been called to the scene, Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said at a press conference Tuesday.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday. “Until we have some more information regarding the cause and manner of death, we really can’t give you much at this point,” Dougherty said. Sharena Nancy, the driver of the car in which her father said he’d last seen the child, has been charged with kidnapping of a minor. The toddler’s father, Paul Johnson, previously said Nancy drove off with his daughter Saturday after an argument, according to a criminal complaint filed by Allegheny County police.

Johnson and Nancy were at the beginning of an “intermittent romantic relationship,” and became acquainted over social media in the past few months, Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough said a press conference earlier on Tuesday. Nancy is being held without bail at the Allegheny County Jail. Other charges against her include interference with custody of children and concealment of whereabouts of a child. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 16.

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