Shane Hinojosa, was the father of 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan. As far as I know, his name was nevermentioned in a Michigan newspaper. In contrast, the Toledo Blade decided that his concern for his daughter'sdisappearance was newsworthy.
Until her disappearance, when "Mr. Hinojosa, Nevaeh's father, said he and other family members willcontinue to sleep in a tent they've pitched at the apartment complex until the girl is found.", it appeared thatHinojosa was completely isolated from her.This included a period when Navaeh's mother was jailed. "Sherry Buchanan, Jennifer's mother, took custodyof Nevaeh while Jennifer spent 11 months in jail."
Shane Hinojosa indicated in his interview that he was not was behind in paying his child support. However,some Michigan courts refuse to modify parenting time or enforce parenting time for parents who are behindon child support, and may refuse to give such a parent custody of his/her child.
"Shane Hinojosa has not seen his daughter in 3 years and is distraught (now that she ismissing)." Nevaeh Buchanan is Missing Michigan GirlBy JoAnne Thomashttp://law.rightpundits.com/?p=486"'This is what happens when they give children to bad people, I guess,' said the birth father,Shane Hinojosa, of Nevaeh Buchanan. ... Nevaeh's birth father, 22-year-old Shane Hinojosa,who accused the pair of being bad people, openly admitted he hasn't seen his daughter in three years. Heâ€™s now living in Toledo and a search of his past only revealed some recent trafficviolations. He plead guilty to all of them. He became the girl's father when he was 17-years-old." Fact Finder: The adults in Nevaeh Buchanan's lifeToledo on the Movehttp://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=305099
If Shane Hinojosa were behind on his child support, and his child support obligation was automatically