The kidnapped 15-year-old daughter of a Newark, New Jersey, anti-violence activist has been found dead in South Carolina, according to her family and the local sheriff.
Sanaa Amenhotep — the daughter of Brick City Peace Collective member Sharif Malik Amenhotep — was found Thursday after a three-week search, officials announced.
“My first heir Sanaa Mahari Amenhotep I can’t believe she gone from us,” her father wrote on Facebook alongside a series of family images.
“You shattered the hearts of my entire family the pain I will never be the same,” wrote Amenhotep
“I’m sorry Princess I didn’t protect u,” he also wrote. “I promise u will never ever leave my heart or mind … I would lay down my life for u … I love u so much,” he wrote.
Newark anti-violence activist Sharif Malik Amenhotep with a poster for another missing girl, Linda Jones.Sharif Malik Amenhotep Facebbok
Amenhotep — whose group aims to “reduce violence and strengthen relationships