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Monroe, MI- Last evening a 3rd individual was taken into custody by the MPD after an extensive search at the 1520 Oak St. home of James P Easter.


Easter, 64, is said to frequent the Charlotte Arms Apartments; the last place 5 year old Nevaeh Buchanan was seen, where she resided with her mother Jennifer and her Grandmother.

Police removed numerous bags of evidence from the scene, which included remnants from a burn pit. Neighbors have desribed him as “very odd” , and some have stated they have seen him sit in the “kiddie pool” section at the neighborhood pool, and therefore would not let their children near him.

Sheriff Crutchfield, Chief of Monroe PD, indicated in a very brief press conference this morning that Easter began burning things in his backyard within 5 minutes after returning from their interview with him. He is being held for undisclosed reasons.

Monroe Police are asking for the publics help in locating two youg boys, named Dillon and Ryan, approximate ages 7 and 10, who were playing at the playground they day Nevaeh went missing. They would like to speak to them regarding anything they may have seen.  

There are 6 registered sex offenders with the last name Easter on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, James P is not one of them.

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  1. FairestWitness says:

    Why are there so many sex offenders in and around the area where Nevaeh Buchanan lives? It’s a small town, just 22,000 people live there. I don’t understand the high concentration of sex offenders around this little girl’s home.

    There is something horrible going on in this child’s family & community. Poor Nevaeh. Her druggie mother associates with registered sex offenders, admits she knows about their records. The Justice system refuses to revoke the parole of one of those sex offenders when probation reports inform the judge of a violation of his stipulation to not engage in a romantic relationship with a woman with children. Her own father (who lives less than 25 miles away) hasn’t seen her or paid child support in over two years.

    This is so disgusting.

  2. melissab says:

    Good God! In my heart I know she’s probably not with us anymore and I hope that this is the creep with the answers! There are too many children missing with loose ends. SO laws need changing and us parents need to get a grip on our kids. I’m so overprotective it’s sickening but I know where my child is at all times and he’s in my eye view. You can’t be too careful now. Be a parent, not a friend and don’t let your personal life get in the way of the fact that we brought these children into this world!!!! Take responsibility for them now! They deserve it!

  3. mary says:

    Is it true about a friend of Easter, that lives in Easter’s neighborhood, that the police spoke to also? Also, does the mom know this man, since he goes to the apt. to take care of an elderly person?

  4. Anja says:

    3 people arrested so far? That makes me wanna vomit. In my head I see 3 adults just abusing this cutie.. So sad.

  5. Brenda in Virginia says:

    Blink, Was LE “watching” him after the interrogation to know he started burning stuff so soon after returning home? Also, do you know if any evidence was saved before it was destroyed?

    All I know is there were no warrants executed on that property PRIOR to him burning, so its possible he destroyed something. The issue I have is, why wait till your questioned to burn evidence?

  6. Brenda in Virginia says:

    Actually, to be more pointed about post #6…it’s clear any evidence with blood or DNA would be what this non-human burned. Those are the articles of evidence I would hope they were able to save. Do you have any idea if DNA can be extracted after being burned? I have to wonder if any of the items he put into the pit belonged to Nevaeh?

    Yes , it can. However, while I believe there will be discernable evidence from the “Pit”, honestly, for a “layperson” it is next to impossible to burn a human body leaving no evidence that is obvious to a trained forensic person. God forbid, if he tried to burn this child, they would know it by now.

  7. Brenda in Virginia says:

    Blink…thx for your answers. As for keeping evidence related to a crime, you and I..and probably most of the posters in here know that criminals often keep items that belonged to their victims so they can relive the event in their minds. So corrupt! Glad to know DNA can be retrieved from that pit. We live in the mtns, and many folks burn alot of their trash because they live so far out and don’t have trash pickup. I know from burning at our campsite alot of stuff survives (cans and whatnot) depending on how hot the fire got and where the items were in the pit.

    Poor Nevaeh.

  8. FairestWitness says:

    Blink, I wonder what percentage of the total number of sex offenders are actually on the national registry. My guess is that the number is very, very low.

    These predators are so good at deception, I wonder how many are caught and stand trial. That number is probably low, too.

    The shame associated with this heinous crime keeps its victims from reporting it.

    Then you have idiots like Jennifer Buchanan who befriended known sex offenders. Even when the truth is known about them, some people don’t think it’s that bad.

  9. Deenie says:


    I have not followed this Case as I should due to this Little Girl is within my Area. Last I knew that MOM and ” Boyfriend” failed their Poly’s – I am not sure if this is rumor or truth. I did see on my local news that BF is a ” SO”… NICE. That a another Man who is a POI had a knife/tool and clothing with blood stains in LE Search. Not much News is to be found. I read today that the Blood was inconclusive in testing – that it did not Match ” Nevaeh” … Who’s blood IS it? was it ? GASP … has never said to be a SQUIRREL so I am guessing its Human blood
    A Snip: Local media, citing a police affidavit, said a young child told authorities that Nevaeh Buchanan had been “kidnapped” by a “bad man” who stabbed her.

    This Poor Baby – Sigh
    I just shake my Head Blink ..
    I am praying for Nevaeh.
    Thank You Blink for Your Efforts ~ As Always

  10. Prevost1580 says:

    Where does my tax$$$$ go? WTF?! Why are these sex offenders so protected. I am just appalled & disgusted! This BS shouldn’t happen to any child.

    Neuter these pedophiles oe better yet,euthanize them-

  11. sweetpea says:

    I think that it is more likely he had some pron or maybe even child pron in his home that he wanted to get rid of, maybe even a computer hard drive. I doubt he was trying to burn a body. Of course I didn’t think the Chris Coleman could be that stupid, so I don’t put anything past these sicko’s anymore.

  12. riddlemethis says:

    Well they located the two boys who are being questioned according to this report.

  13. Cary says:

    I’m all for “an eye for an eye” type of punishment ! Better yet these SO’s – just hang them up somewhere and let everybody take a turn at them!I hope LE finds this baby!

  14. Liz says:

    Have you read this article about what Nevaeh’s mother said regarding Kennedy? This is ridiculous. Whether or not Kennedy is involved with her disappearance, this is still ridiculous.

  15. dddeerma says:

    +Blink: what’s your instinct say, is the mom involved?
    Not sure in what capacity exactly yet, but I dont care. That useless POS will go to jail for what happened to Nevaeh one way or another if I have to see to it personally.

  16. choochoomama says:

    I live in Monroe. These are just rumors I have heard about Easter…He was a non-registered sex offender that had moved here. He got arrested for that and for burning things in the city.

    Neighbors had complained about him starting several small fires in his back yard lately.

    His on again/off again girlfriend lives at Charlotte Arms where Naveah lives. They had just recently broken up. She called police because she claims he has been acting funny the last few days and he’s been out to her apartment.

    Now my mother-in-law has know the girlfriend her whole life, plus lives about 6 house down from Easter. She said she doesn’t really know him, but the girlfriend lies a lot and wouldn’t put it past her to lie on him to get him in trouble since she is already mad at him.

    Jennifer, her grandma and brother came to my church last night and we had a special prayer for them and Naveah. It was really emotional. The brother was breaking down a lot, and the grandmother had to be helped back to her seat. I’m not trying to start anything or suggest anything, but Jennifer only cried a little and acted like she didn’t want to be there. I chalk it up to the fact that since this mess, she can’t live her party life any more, scout around for heroin (which is why she got arrested for burglary to begin with), and now has to focus on this. Plus she probably feels guilt for letting this happen.

  17. choochoomama says:

    Oh, and witnesses from the neighborhood when his house was getting searched said that they saw porn magazines being taken from his house. That’s all they saw because it was in boxes.

    Another rumor is that some little girls clothes were found at the UAW hall in Monroe and that someone took the license plate number of the truck that was seen leaving the hall, and it was traced back to Easter.

  18. FairestWitness says:

    ChooChooMama states that James P. Easter is a “non-registered” sex offender??? What does that mean? Under what circumstances does a convicted sexual deviant/predator not have to register with the national sex offender registry in Michigan?

    What is it going to take for America to wake up to the fact that our laws punishing sex offenders are wholly inadequate and insufficient? How many innocent children must be abused, suffer and die before the laws are strengthened to put these animals behind bars for the rest of their lives? It’s beyond obvious now that these laws are failing to protect us.

  19. EyesWIDEOpen says:

    I do NOT like Jennifer’s constant use of the word “was” when referring to Nevaeh.

  20. Brenda in Virginia says:

    I believe if Nevaeh’s body was in that pit, gen public would already know her remains had been found. Remember not too long ago that military guy killed his pregnant GF who turned out NOT to be pregnant with his child? He killed her and tried to burn her in a pit in his backyard where her remains and the unborn child’s were located. Imagine what his WIFE felt after finding this poor woman’s body was only feet from her home? That news was published quickly.

    As for Jennifer not showing much emotion, my gut says she, like Casey Anthony and Melissa Huckaby, is only grieving for herself. Had she ever cared for her daughter, the SO wouldn’t have been around in the first place!

    An another subject, but related….that idiot who had given us death threats often camped on the property below ours (he’s no longer welcome there either and threatened that land owner too…his uncle!). Anyway, he had brought a registered SO up there to camp with him for a weekend. A childhood “friend”. My husband and I went up there and because I frequent the SOR site I knew who the scum was…he molested his girlfriend’s 2 little girls. Anyway, the idiot who threatened us told us both that he had “taken his friend on a tour of our land”. I told my husband who it was off to the side and he “invited” the SO to go for a walk. My husband told me later that he told the SO in no uncertain terms he was UNwelcome and if he caught him up there, there’d be nothing left to find. Haven’t seen the guy since, but did report to LE he’d been up there spending the night. As you can imagine, nothing could be done because he was only visiting and not changing his address unknown to his parole officer. Oh well…my concern was if he molested another child and chose to do his act, and/or kill and dump them up there it would be a horrible thing! We have nearly 250 acres against national forest and I do NOT want someone like that getting familiar with our land so dump a body or molest a child, you know? They are capable of anything.

  21. Brenda in Virginia says:

    Hey Eyes…Scott Peterson used past tense when speaking of Laci from the first day!

  22. choochoomama says:

    I suppose a non-registered sex offender means that he did not register his new address when he moved to Monroe. Is there a national registry? I don’t know. You can look up any person who has been imprisoned in Michigan here:

    Then only James Easter on there is from Tennessee and his current address is unknown. I didn’t say he was non-registered, that’s what the news said. Also the FBI told my mother-in-law that when they were interviewing her since she’s a neighbor.

  23. FairestWitness says:

    EWO, It means Jennifer knows her daughter is dead. Why aren’t police interrogating her unmercifully right now? Why let her run off at the mouth for the cameras? She should be in prison, charged with reckless endangerment and child neglect, right now.

    This crap of drug addicted mothers, step-mothers and babysitters having custody of children has got to stop. The kids should be removed from the home the first time that illegal drug-related charges are filed. The children of druggies are at terrible risk and pedophiles know it. The two crimes go hand in hand.

  24. hoping says:

    Something needs to be done with these sex offenders. I don’t believe a single one of them can be rehabilitated and I don’t understand why we place our country’s innocent children at risk while allowing these monsters to roam freely.
    What good does registering really do? When they are allowed to hang out at parks etc. it really doesn’t matter where they live, they are not on house arrest so what is the point?
    These children, if they are lucky enough not to be murdered, are changed for the rest of their lives. The fact that a human thinks nothing of sacrificing a child’s innocence or life just to fulfill their disgusting fantasies is a sure sign that they are incorrigible and should not be allowed a second chance in society PERIOD! They do not deserve the chance to abuse another child again. Our society needs to quit protecting the rights of the criminals at the expense of the innocent.

  25. NoseyRosey says:

    My God- what did this little girl go through. I can not stand thinking of what these evil creatures did to this little angel. I pray that she is in a better place now and never has to feel pain again. Thanks blink for keeping us posted.

  26. Cheryl says:

    Who are the law makers anyway & why cant we demand higher punishments? who decides that they get to live free & register so they can repeat offend again? So many repeat & never get caught.- What, as a citizen can I do besides be outraged & appalled at the news I discover – daily. Surely somewhere in lawmaker world…there has to be one individual who finds this to be an epidemic & is pushing for horrific punishment to these scumbags. Surely there is someone out there who can see that they destroy lives forever- its like murder because the victims suffer throughout their whole life. I wish we had instant death penalty for each one of these soul-less creatures. or a dungeon without windows & let them die a slow death.
    WHO do we write to & let our voice be heard regarding the slack punishment that they receive?

  27. Brenda in Virginia says:

    hoping…if it weren’t for the SOR site…I would NOT have realized the garbage someone brought up to our property was a child rapist…and you say what good does registering really do?????

    What it did for me was get me asking around until I found out he was a pedophile and had burned the little girls’ feet with cigarettes so they’d keep quiet. The way this crime was discovered is when the girls’ grandfather questioned the burns and when the girls finally told him, he immediately called LE and then took steps to TAKE THEM FROM THEIR MOM who could NOT have missed those injuries…and allowed it to continue (yup, another one). That’s our local gossip anyway from a reliable source, which would be the girl who runs the store at the bottom of our hill…and the granparents next door neighbor!!

    Please, don’t down the SOR site, but yes, something has to be done.

  28. PamTX says:

    Apparently Easter’s arraignment was today and he is “no longer a person of interest”:–judge-says

    This article has some interesting updates and are now looking for anyone who witnessed the driver of a green box-styled mini van. At least for some of you who may live in the area, it’s something to help look for. I hadn’t heard this information before.

    Would be interested to know what information was the basis for Easter no longer being considered a person of interest! sheesh!!!

  29. Heidi says:

    Just a related thought… this could be considered good news.


  30. ScareyCarrie says:

    Hello Blink,
    I have followed you on many stories and on SM also. This guy reminds me alot of the guys from Sandra’s case, i forget his name, the Karate instructor who kissed her at the pool and had her do odd jobs, a definate creep but not maybe involved particularly in her case. Like maybe he was trying to get rid of kiddie porn :( or something that could send him back for a pv… what are your thoughts on him? TIA :)

    My thoughts are that I got emails about this guy that make me think he is a sleezeball that has a child porn habit.
    LE has told a few that he is a non-registered offender. That can only mean that when/if he offended, must have been prior to mandatory reporting dates if true. Eew.

  31. hoping says:

    No, I am not putting down the SOR list, just trying to say it doesn’t do enough. Banishment from everyday society would be a start for me. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  32. Brenda in Virginia says:

    Ok Hoping, I do get what you’re trying to say, but really…it’s not the SOR site that the problem. It’s the fact the liberals have ruined the justice system over the criminals’ “rights”. Personally, I believe anyone who would stand up for such a person’s rights is OK with what they do.

    I encourage you to keep up with your local SOR site regularly. The link for my state is in my favorites. Sad to call it a favorite, but I cannot help but stay informed on who is a know sex offender.

    That said, I totally agree NOT enough is done. Personally, these creatures lost their humanity a long time ago. Nothing can convince me this isn’t a problem with these individuals’ souls. I refuse to believe it’s genetic or otherwise. It’s purely an evil heart.

  33. sandyeggo says:

    I really really hope Nevaeh’s mother isnt involved in this. As awful as it was to have SO’s as friends and possibly in contact with her daughter, being involved in her disappearance is so much worse. Did anyone see the articles (I saw them this a.m, but cant seem to locate right now) where the mother says she hopes her friends (SO’s Kennedy & Smith) aren’t mad at her??!
    Who the hell cares if they’re mad?! Focus on finding your freaking daughter, lady! Grrr, this case is so frustrating.

  34. EyesWIDEOpen says:

    Oh yeah, I agree she knows exactly what happened to her daughter and where she is located. I just can’t wrap my mind around how a mother could care SO LITTLE for her child to do this.

    Sandyeggo – her loyalty to her SO friends are all the more telling to me that she is involved. WHO THE HELL CARES if your pervert friends are pissed? She spoon fed this little girl to these monsters, and hopes they come back for more. I hope to hell she is spayed.

  35. vidda says:

    So called mom is a 100% garbage..probation for break in plus heroin ..nothing makes her a parent, period. The Grandmom has the custody of this lovely girl , why I didnt see anywhere comments about her responsibility , was she questioned? Where was the Grandmom leaving , did she care about this kid to start with…Why did she take custody at all, if this low life druggy Jennifer was around her any way..

  36. mamacrazy30 says:

    why does ng report that Nevaeh was taken from the playground? i thought she was playing around the complex. is there a playground on the complex?

  37. Tams says:

    Was wondering the same, mama – she said it over and over again. In fact, I don’t believe I ever once heard her say anything about “playing in the parking lot”. Did Ms. Gracie not check her facts, or has LoserMom come up with yet another scenario/story?

  38. EyesWIDEOpen says:

    NG likes shock and awe; and I believe she contorts stories to get people all riled up sometimes.

  39. A Texas Grandfather says:

    This is a LE delimma when a non-registered sex offender is in the area. This child’s mother is just as responsible as the perp and should be charged with child neglect and perhaps murder if the child is found dead.
    All sex offenders should be placed in a special facility and after a time removed from the planet. Until the courts get right with enforcing laws, then this type of thing will continue to happen

  40. Cheryl says:

    Yes Texas Grandfather -I so agree with you. I think a remote island out in the middle of the ocean is the only address they should be allowed to stay then they can just violate each other. I wish LE would have such stiffer penalties than just register an address- only to have them back again for a repeat offense. Since they are not able to be rehabilitated, the remote island to fend for themselves away from society would be one way.

  41. Skeptic says:


    Did you see this article?

    Could be a hoax but who knows.

  42. EyesWIDEOpen says:

    Are there any new developments?

  43. MiMiCt says:

    Let’s focus at the root of the problem. Poor parenting skills. (1)Since when do parents allow a 5 year old to play outside, unsupervised by a responsible adult, in a public area. Why wasn’t mom out there with her child? (2) Why would mom even consider involving herself with a sexual predator, given that she has a young child.

  44. mamacrazy30 says:

    oh mimict, moms was prob high, doncha’ know..

  45. marie says:

    i think everyone is jumping to a conclusion on the easter guy. i do not think there is any evidence of him being a sex offernder and it is irresponsible to call someone a non registered sex offender. i don’t even know if there is such a thing. i knew this man 40 years ago and have not seen him in probably 35 years but he was always an odd duck but never any problem or crimminal involvment. james was just a quiet shy type and not really a harmful person. he has children and grand children and i think this is unfair to them. i believe he probably had porno mags and as a single man entitled to. he probably thought after being questioned that he should get rid of them. just not smart enough not to do it right then. let’s wait for an arrest before the witch hunt. i pray for this child and her family and although my heart says no i pray she will be found alive.

  46. Celine says:

    I was wondering does anyone know how other countries deal with their sexual offenders to prevent them perpetrating these crimes and murdering our children? There must be SOMETHING that can be done==I mean, what is more important that protecting our children, why can’t money be spent on that instead of fighting wars in other countries, etc. I’m all for castrating them, banishing them to an island, but seriously, does anyone have a viable idea that could really work to stop these predators? Looking forward to your comments

  47. Wayde says:

    I find it interesting that in the search, they have arrested three men all on unrelated charges including James P. Easter for being an arsonist and two male sex offenders.

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