MONROE, Mich. -- The friend of a woman whose child is the subject of an Amber Alert and another person are being questioned by the Monroe Police Department.
George Kennedy and another person, who police have not identified, are in police custody in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old Nevaeh Amaya Buchanan.
The girl's mother, Jennifer Buchanan, told Local 4 she has been friends with Kennedy for several years and she knew he had a criminal record and is on the sex offender list.
Police would not confirm that Kennedy is a sex offender. But, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections Web site, the only George Kennedy registered in Monroe is a sex offender.
Also, Nevaeh Buchanan's father, who said he has not seen her in three years, has been ordered to take a polygraph test.
Nevaeh Buchanan was last seen at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 1166 N. Macomb Street in Monroe. The Amber Alert was issued a few hours later.
Jennifer Buchanan told Local 4 her daughter was outside playing with a friend. The friend came into her home and told the mother that Nevaeh was playing with her scooter.
Jennifer Buchanan said she went outside to tell her daughter not to go near the road, but when she got there the girl was gone.
Police found her scooter in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Jennifer Buchanan said she is sure that someone snatched her daughter.
"Almost 100 percent she got snatched. I know she would have put up some kind of fight because she is loud. I think someone put a hand over her mouth, took her in the back," she said.
Fighting back tears Jennifer said she is sick to her stomach to even think about what could have come after that.
Police searched inside all 180 units of the apartment complex Sunday night and continue to search for the girl Monday.
Police dogs and officers have been searching a field around the complex Monday afternoon.
Friends and family members have organized their own search teams around town.
"I've been up all hours of the night. I've searched woods, ditches, canals and dumpsters and through the whole county," said the Buchanan's cousin Shahn Lawson.
Buchanan is 3 feet 8 inches tall, 45 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a red, white and blue shirt and knee-length jeans. Her mother said she did not have on socks or shoes.
Police believe she was abducted and is in extreme danger.
"Just bring her home. Take me in her place. Do whatever you have to do to me," Lawson pleaded to a Local 4 camera.
If you have any information, call 911 or the Monroe County Sheriff at 734- 243-7070.