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Houston police have located the missing car linked to the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis who has been missing for six days.

Police issued an Amber Alert for Maleah on Sunday morning, after Maleah's stepfather, Derion Vence claimed three Hispanic males abducted the child and stole his silver 2008 Nissan Altima on Friday, April 26.

The car was located in a parking lot in Missouri City, according to Texas EquuSearch, whose volunteers are assisting the Houston PD in the search for Maleah.

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Vence, 26, told police the three carjackers knocked him unconscious and took Maleah late Friday. He said he woke up on the side of Highway 6 near the First Colony Mall on Saturday around 6 p.m. His 1-year-old son was with him but Maleah was gone.

He told police he walked to nearby Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for treatment of his head wound. He arrived around 11 p.m. and told security about the alleged carjacking.

But police say Vence changed his story several times. By Wednesday afternoon he was considered a "person of interest" in Maleah's disappearance.

"During the initial interview, the man's story did change several times and some of what he told us just didn't add up," said Doug Adolph, the spokesperson for Sugar Land police.

The Houston Police Department took over the investigation since the incident occurred within Houston city limits.

A traffic camera captured an image of the Nissan driving through an intersection in Sugar Land at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday - around the time Vence claimed he was knocked out.

Vence is currently staying with relatives. He is not facing any charges.

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On Tuesday, Maleah's biological father, Craig Davis, spoke to ABC13 Eyewitness News about his missing daughter earlier this week.

"I haven't spoken to the public because I can't talk about my daughter," he said. "I can't control my emotions. I can't predict myself. I break down and I cry."

Davis said he wanted to speak with Vence directly to find out what happened.

"I'm not putting the blame on anybody," Craig said. "I just need the questions that aren't answered to be answered. There are so many unanswered questions. It's not for the public to answer to them for me. It's not for the police to answer them for me. It's not for the news to answer them for me. It's for Darion to answer for me."

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Davis described Maleah as "strong and determined," even after she suffered head injuries that required multiple brain surgeries to relieve increased pressure inside her skull.

Even in pain, even in her injury, my daughter went through everything she went through and it did not change anything about her," he said.

In August, Child Protective Services removed Maleah and her two brothers, ages 5 and 1, from their home while CPS investigated the cause of Maleah's head injury.

Doctors at a children's hospital had called the police because they didn't believe the family's story about how the injury occurred.

CPS ultimately determined Maleah suffered the head injury during a fall while staying in a home with her grandmother and mother, Brittany Bowens. The grandmother was at work when Maleah was injured.

The three children were returned to Bowens in February.

Bowens was waiting for Vence to pick her up from the Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday. When Vence and the children failed to show up, Bowens called a relative to pick her up.

She did not report her family missing until the next day.

  • MS.B2U

    Something just don’t add up with his story

  • SunRiseBlossom

    So many questions! Why the durn biological father did not fight to gain FULL custody of his daughter?! Who caused the baby girl to need brain surgery?! Where was her mom coming from, and why was she not with her father while the mother was away? I pray the step dad did not sexually abuse that child, kill her, and then disposed her body. Lord please let justice prevail and that baby be found.

  • Marlika

    Now when they dust the car for prints and only come up with him, the sorry mammy and the kids prints, what’s going to be his next excuse???

  • Kim’s Original Face

    She didnt report her family missing until the next day.

    Anybody else see something wrong with that or is it just me?

  • Brown & Proud

    No that is more suspicious than anything .. I would have reported em missing on the ride home from airport!!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    right!

  • NewNew

    I have some thoughts about this:

    I read somewhere that the bio dad is living with his new girlfriend and their young child together. I imagine that he/his girlfriend didn't want to take on his other children and that's why he didn't fight for custody after Maleah's traumatic brain injury.

    Apparently the mother was coming back from a funeral she had attended in Massachusetts. I read somewhere that it was her father's funeral, but I don't know how true that is.

    Good question, I too wonder why Maleah wasn't with her bio dad while mom was in Mass. Perhaps the bio dad doesn't live close by? I imagine the little girl wasn't cleared to travel after all she had endured with the brain injury, so that could be the rationale. Just speculating.

    Again just speculating, but I think that the step father was harming her in some way and she died on his watch.

  • Ms..N

    Its a sad story all around because it seems no one protected this poor child! The system failed her,mother,father,grandmother etc! Its sad to say although the FBI states if a child is missing longer than 24 hours it is usually not going to be a good outcome!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "Vence is currently staying with relatives. He is not facing any charges."
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    ...YET

  • NewNew

    I would have waited until i got home and discovered that neither the boyfriend, the children nor the car were there before reporting them missing. I wouldn't have waited a whole night though. That's suspect as hel?

  • NewNew

    Yet being the operative word. I don't trust his story for a second

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Step daddy is a murderous thug and the baby mama is a trifling callous whore. Throw em both away.

  • bemetoo

    Idk the mammy has something to do with it

  • Yoni7

    I would have called the police the minute he wasn't at that airport gate to retrieve me and my belongings! PERIOD! Because "...when I find you, you gone wish you would stayed "kidnapped", fuck boi."

  • Dowoop

    The dad has the right idea. He needs answers and knows only one person will give him those answers.

  • SpillyNillie

    Girl my son can take too long taking the dog out and I'm checking my watch like WTH...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Both the bio dad and the stepdad look 'slow'.
    Mommy really knows how to pick her men.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Nothing but facts! the next day you waiting something in the milk aint clean

  • Elevated Soul

    Praying for this little girl! She has such a sweet face in these photos.

  • Hello Cat Eyez

    They keep saying stepfather.Is the baby mama and the "stepfather" married? If not, then she disappeared while in the care of her mother's boyfriend. This all just stinks.

  • MsPam

    This story is sad, so you’re going to tell me while he’s unconscious the one year old didn’t wonder off?!

  • Tinytoon

    It takes my daughter 20 minutes to get & from school. If she don't call me to let me know she made it, I'm calling her. Every minute counts in my book.

  • Yoni7

    Any descriptions of the three men? Any sighting of the blue truck they were in? I could have sworn they were specific that it was a 2010 truck. Have they found it yet?

  • Yoni7

    I don't know of no 1-year old that will sit still for 1-minute, let alone one whole day.

  • Yoni7

    And furthermore, were the babies (Maleah and the 1-year old) even in car seats? I know it takes me FOREVER to unbuckle a car seat and they had TWO kid's they were dealing with. https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oKIPBxpm5tHqcL1Ic/giphy.gif

  • 2gr8ful

    Did they confirm if this mother was on an arriving flight?

  • Oh Tommie

    Mom says she hasn’t talked to the step dad in days...he won’t answrr or return calls. Police said they haven’t spoken to him since Saturday...they’ve been trying to get him in to see the sketch artist. He’s acting more and more suspect

  • Renee26

    He wants street justice... And I agree

  • Karen Brady

    Correction, every damn second.

  • luVn_liFe…

    I hope authorities can get answers now!

  • Karen Brady

    Can we talk about these 'head injuries' though. WTF. This is a BABY. We're not talking about scraped needs and elbows and band-aids. What the hell was this girl being put through? I can't stand some people boy.

  • Renee26

    Maybe he's layin somewhere stankin...like he should be

  • Karen Brady

    "stankin.." Smh.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This is sad and likely 100% preventable.

    How old is the mom? Was Vence and the mom married or just dating? I wished we would stop throwing these terms around.

    I can't believe they haven't found the body yet. I wonder if he sold or something.

  • Trace da Ace

    I cant with this ...not today....I tear up every time I see this baby girls face...because my soul is telling me that she is dead.....I am praying that is not the case...but as days go by.....the outlook does not seem good.....I wish this dude would just tell them what happen to this baby.....please....just tell them where she is..

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I want to know if she had any issues (developmentally) after the fall. I want to know what she fell from or off, that would give her an injury that warranted multiple surgeries.

  • Karen Brady

    Excellent point! I don't have babies but I sat in the window at Christmastime watching my niece's husband unbuckle their 2 little rugrats for what seemed like an hour. I was in the house nice and warm shaking my head watching them and Netflix at the same damn time ..lol.When they finally came up stairs I said "Good Lord ya'll go through that everytime?". My sister told me to shut up.

  • Karen Brady

    Show me that one-year old and I got a niece to trade... lol.

  • Karen Brady

    That's what folks were saying the first day. SMH.

  • Karen Brady

    I said this a few days ago. THANK YOU!

  • Karen Brady

    LOLLL

  • Karen Brady

    I said that in here 2 days ago... laying up, sharing groceries and a car does not make yiou a step-parent or married! I can't stand these 'titles' we love to throw around. I pray she's not sold.

  • onelove

    i live in houston and this is sooo sad!! i knew he had something to do with it since day 1...CPS just gave her back to the mother in FEB because they said she fell and got brain damage..yeah right! poor baby didn't stand a chance..CPS failed this baby girl!!

  • Karen Brady

    "sorry mammy".. :-)

  • onelove

    i live in Houston!! i want to get the step father and the mother!! they need to charge her to for haveing him around..her real daddy is distraut!!

  • xenaD

    Exactlyyy!!

  • iWasteTime

    Charge his ass already.
    A baby sat still, on the side of the road until you gained consciousness.
    No one reported a man passed out with a baby?

  • Karen Brady

    Yeah... mama talking about he ain't answering the phone is some bullshyt. I would literally be on his azz like a hawk..not being sent to his voicemail. Ya''ll were close enough that you left your kids in his care and he's 'step-daddy" but now he's ignoring you?. The whole story is BULLSHYT.

  • Anji

    Why didn't bio Dad get his 2 kids after CPS involvement? The baby suffered a brain injury. She endured pain and hospitalizations . Now this? My heart bleeds for these children .Death is too good for those responsible on any level. She was failed.

  • Karen Brady

    Right. I'd like to know more.. they just keep mentioning these 'injuries'. Poor thing.

  • Alextra Ballard

    It’s somn bout bio dad that appears a lil creepy

  • Karen Brady

    Okay I thought it was just me when I first saw the video.. I felt like he was a little... creepy... leering into the camera with his daughter on his lap.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Exactly

  • GrandHustleGirl1

    This took me out!!! Lo . But I wholeheartedly agree.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    SO, WHY WAS SHE NEVER GIVEN TO THE FATHER?
    (SORRY FOR CAPS).

  • Appplesauce

    Sorry but honestly I don’t think the father wanted her or her brother. They were in the custody of the state for at least 6 months. He could have went and got his children then if wanted them. However most trifling men break up with the children when they break up with the momma. These kids never had a chance. My daughter wouldn’t be missing and this suspect is free and I’m free. I’m busting a cap in somebody’s a$$.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    He needs to tell us wtf he did to that baby

  • Lady Elle

    I agree. The outcome definitely does not seem good and the stepdad needs to just confess to where he has placed her.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The state probably said the bio dad is unfit because he allegedly sells drugs.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    That was exactly my thought. It's like no one wanted these kids. Why not get custody that would have been easy to do. this is so sad. I don't understand what is taking them this long to lock his ass up! smdh

  • Jordan’s Memory

    But what about Grandma!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    This story makes me think about that poor girl Relisha Rudd who they never found. I can't believe that girls parents are still walking the face of the earth. living and breathing smdh

  • Jordan’s Memory

    in walking distance of a mall and a hospital at that. Apparently he had to be in a well traveled area. smdh

  • Jordan’s Memory

    They need to water boy his ass like they do in the Military until his ass talk.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Right! Oh he is my fiancé but where that ring at? Until then, it's ur damn boyfriend or a ninja you fyckin.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Who? Off to google brb

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Caps are TOTALLY necessary!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Me too! I KNOW if Maleah was MY kin, his funky a$$ would be pushing up daisies missing his fingernails and eyelids https://media1.giphy.com/media/tK9wGsGc72LcznCSeU/giphy.gif

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    In regards to the gif... I wonder if there is a white Kandi Burruss

  • Jordan’s Memory

    This story will never get out of my head. but here in DC a family was living in a Shelter, This guy who was a maintenance man there basically bought the family gifts to "spend time" with the 8 yr old girl, She would even get up extra early to spend time with him. Now fast forward some days has passed and nobody has seen this girl, The grandmother calls the police because the mother keeps changing her story when she asked where she is. So long story short the last time they saw this poor child was in a hotel with the man. I THINK the man's wife came to the hotel somehow and confronted him about being with that lil girl and he shot and killed her, so he was on the run with the child for maybe a couple weeks can't remember but the Police was on his trail and ended up finding him at a Park where he committed suicide. Unfortunately they never found poor Relisha. This story makes me sick to my stomach. I PRAY he did not sell that girl to a human trafficking ring. Whatever happened to her I hope she was put out her misery very quickly. This happened several years ago maybe 7-10 yrs AND THE PARENTS WAS NEVER CHARGED!!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ????????????????????????????

    Some people just open the back door and tell their kids (as soon as they can walk) to GET IN, then drive off!

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  • Jordan’s Memory

    Chile when my kids were small I was the seatbelt/carseat police. Nothing irritated me more than to see a young child not properly secured in a car. I was coming from the Dr.'s office with one of my kids and it was some type of safety awareness month when they teach you how to safely secure your kids carseat, at the hospital, and she asked if she could walk with me to my car to see if I had my carseat buckled properly, I'm like u can't tell me shitt I know how to secure my kids u betta go talk to one of those ghetto ass moms! if anything I can teach you a thing or two, but I went ahead and let her anyway and of course I passed her so called test with flying colors. lol

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Right. That kid would have been all in the middle of the road. we talking almost like 24 hrs? cmon son try again!

  • MJF

    smh sad, thanks for sharing this....

  • Alextra Ballard

    po Maleah,I don’t even wanna think about what this poor baby has indured in her 4 years. She has been robbed of a “ normal” childhood. I just hope she is found safe. Expecting the worst,but hoping for the best

  • Prettybootnikki

    This is so sad.
    This is right down the street from me. I hope they can find this little girl alive !! So horrible

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    You know they reviewing the camera footage as we type!

  • Yoni7

    Hungry and diaper dragging behind him.

  • Raquel

    They will take fingerprints off the steering wheel (because I'm sure it's NOT autonomous) to see whose prints aside from the deadbeat stepdad's were on the wheel.

    If and ONLY if this "hispanic men" story is true, they'll be in the database because once a criminal always a criminal so they'll have a rap sheet.

    SN: His story changed many times which means he's lying. A truth will always remain status quo.

  • Raquel

    Ooooooh, how you get through with the curse word??? I done said less and Sandra didn't post my comment. *side eye* lol

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  • Raquel

    I'm black too! LMAO!! I must've been on her sh*t list. lol

    Lemme put an asterisk there so I can post my sh*t. lmao

    *that meme made me laugh out loud for real*

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Where was the mom coming from? Where did she go that was so important that she had to leave her brain injured child in the care of this monster? Something tells me that she knew this man was capable of injuring poor Maleah again. Yes I said again, because I think that he/they’re responsible for the initial brain injury.

  • DeepThinker

    He’s probably unfit or did not want them. Interesting he did not have them while she was out of town.

  • DeepThinker

    Strange he would walk to hospital to treat his wound higher priority than contacting the police. He sure took his time.

  • DeepThinker

    Who would want to steal a car with a bum tire. Remove everyone from car and drive them around in a truck. Three Mexican men and a little black girl. All this commotion on the side of the road and no passerby saw?
    I think dude is a druggie and probably did something to the child or somebody he was around took her. He’s lying about everything.

  • DeepThinker

    She went to attend father’s funeral in Massachusetts supposedly. From what I read the biological dad is shady too. So she lacks judgement on selecting decent men. Poor baby.

  • XoXo

    Mine too @ Trace da Ace. He buried her somewhere. I’m 99.99999% sure she is deceased.

  • Brown & Proud

    I have a gut feeling the mom and "step dad" know exactly where shes at and what happened to her. I just watched a video of the mom trying her hardest to push out a couple tears saying how much she misses and loves her baby girl. It all just seemed forced and fake. I know everyone handles tragedy and what not differently but idk as a mother, it wasnt believable.

  • XoXo

    Best believe popo is parked up the street. Some murderers return to the scene of the crime.

  • Renee26

    Ok!

  • Li-Wright

    Vence killed her. He probably hired the hispanics to do the deed. All staged. is there insurance on the little girl?

  • currvalicious

    I remember this case. They looked high & low for that child. That cave demon was also in possession of lye, a shovel, as well as garbage bags. Lye is known for breaking down a body very quickly. So I believe he used it to dispose of the child's remains. Had it not been for the concern of her grandmother, I don't believe Relisha's parents would've ever reported her missing. They were pimping her out to that nasty asz man. Idk why the police never came up w/anything to charge the parents with.

  • Bree

    Even if she went to a funeral, she should have taken her kids with her especially her daughter. I wouldn't leave my daughter with a man who is not her father, let alone leave her with anyone in the condition she's in.

  • Bree

    It's sad that people like this get the luxury of breeding

  • Lady_Elle

    If this PIG killed her... I pray they recover her body!
    This little Angel's mother is complicit!

  • Bree

    This is sad. I remember when my cousin's son's father got married, he file for custody of his son and moved to Georgia. He didn't want another man raising his kid. I hate that these men sit idly by and have someone else raise their kid. Once we give birth, my husband and I refuse to let anyone watch our kids other than one of our mothers.

  • Parent

    Fathers should definitely try for custody especially if the mother is a serial dater bringing men in her home.

  • Parent

    I hope this is not the case but this is reminding me of the Shaniya Davis story. I think this sick bastard sold this little girl into sex trafficking.

  • Logan Roberts

    Off with his f*cking head. And the mammy too.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Grandma was at work when it happened.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Great points! I agree... This is so sad.

  • Karen Brady

    Periodt.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    I know that Father’s are everything to some daughters, but in a situation such as this I would be saying goodbye to my dad via FaceTime. I’m sure he’d understand. This woman’s dumb decisions in life now has her not only saying goodbye to her father, but also her daughter. Just a sad and avoidable situation.