Funeral held for girl found dead in South Carolina landfill

A South Carolina community is mourning a 5-year-old girl whose body was found abandoned in a landfill

A South Carolina community is mourning a 5-year-old girl whose body was found abandoned in a landfill.

A funeral was held Sunday in Sumter for Nevaeh Adams. Her body was found last month after 400 people sifted through 4 million pounds (1.8 million kilograms) of trash for weeks at a Richland County landfill.

Police say 28-year-old Daunte Johnson has confessed to killing Nevaeh and her mother, 29-year-old Sharee Bradley. Police say Johnson told them he tossed the girl's body in a trash bin.

Two other children were found safe after Bradley's body was found stabbed on Aug. 5.

WIS-TV reports Elijah Nelson, Nevaeh's grandfather, told mourners that "this is the hardest thing I had to do," acknowledging his granddaughter's death.

DNA from the remains were matched to Nevaeh Adams.

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Information from: WIS-TV, http://www.wistv.com