Police Suspect That Maleah Davis Was Most Likely Killed
Police say that the missing 4-year-old girl, Maleah Davis, has most likely been murdered.
FOX26 Houston reports that police have been looking for Davis since she was reported missing by her mother’s boyfriend, who has been arrested in connection with her disappearance.
“We really believe we have a little girl that’s been murdered. We believe that she’s out there somewhere, and we want to bring her home,” Police Chief Art Acevedo said.
Acevedo is pleading with the public for help in finding the girl. Even though her death has not yet been confirmed, police are currently looking for her remains.
She deserves to be found,” Acevedo added. “She deserves to be recovered. She deserves to have a proper burial. We need the community’s help. We need people not to forget. This is not a cat that someone buried in their backyard.”
Derion Vence, 26, was arrested May 12 for tampering with evidence after police discovered blood evidence related to Maleah in his apartment. Surveillance footage also caught him carrying a laundry basket with a black plastic bag in it.
“We strongly believe he knows where she’s at and if he wanted to tell us, he would,” Acevedo added.