Father arrested, charged with child abuse, murder of 13-year-old Riverview girl

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday they have arrested Janessa Shannon’s father in connection with her murder.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Nashon Shannon was arrested and is charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

A hiker found a badly decomposed body in a heavily-wooded area of Trip Creek Nature Preserve in Riverview on July 15.

Deputies confirmed the remains were of Janessa Shannon.

Hillsborough sheriff’s office officials said Nashon and Janessa got into an argument, that resulted in her death.

Officials confirmed Nashon had been arrested previously and charged with 11 felonies.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children previously released information on the Riverview teen, saying she disappeared July 2 from an undisclosed location.

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