There is no reason to believe an abducted missing 5-year-old Michigan girl is dead, despite finding new evidence in a registered sex offender's apartment, police said.
Meanwhile a search warrant says there is evidence that Nevaeh Buchanan was stabbed, MyFOXDetroit.com reported.
Police searched a room at the Motel 7 in Monroe, Mich. where 36-year-old George Kennedy was staying, and removed several key pieces of evidence, WXYZ Action News in Detroit reported.
Among the items taken were a blood-stained towel, shorts, a photo of a girl similar to Nevaeh Buchanan and hairs from the toilet and bathroom floor, the station reported.
A search of his van turned up an unidentified tool with blood on it and fishing weights, WXYZ reported.
Kennedy is reportedly a friend of Nevaeh's mother and is currently being held on an unrelated parole violation. Police called him a "person of interest," but wouldn't comment further.
"We have no indication that she is not still alive," Monroe County Sheriff Tilman Crutchfield said Thursday.
But, search warrants MyFOXDetroit reportedly viewed, claim two kids saw the little girl enter the woods and one says they saw her stabbed, the station reported.
He said investigators are conducting additional interviews at a Monroe apartment complex. It was in the complex's parking lot that she last was seen Sunday evening.
All 180 units in the apartment already had been searched, but police are back canvassing it on Thursday.
Nevaeh is white, under 4 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.