VERONA, Pa. (KDKA) – The friends and family of 2-year-old Nalani Johnson are doing everything they can to keep hope alive for the safe recovery of the little girl.

The flyers posted at a local gas station in Westmoreland County made it clear: the community is deeply concerned about Nalani’s abduction.

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KDKA’s Lindsay Ward Reports:


Friends and family gathered at Cribbs Field in Verona to hold a prayer vigil Monday night.

Members of the family’s church were also there, praying for Nalani to be found.

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“I believe other than searching, we should go to Him and ask Him to help lead authorities, to guide them. The family: to comfort them and give them peace during this time,” said James Grantz, a member of Nalani’s congregation.


The family says they’re offering a $3,500 reward for any information leading to her safe return.

Nalani was abducted on Saturday night, prompting a statewide Amber Alert. Her alleged kidnapper, Sharena Nancy, has been charged, but Nalani is still missing.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.