It was the news all of the U.S. knew, but didn’t want to hear.
After a month of searching all over Houston, human remains were found Friday in Arkansas.
On Monday, the remains were positively identified as those of four-year-old Maleah Davis.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said the four-year-old girl’s cause and manner of death are pending further tests and investigation, according to reports.
“The Houston Police Department will continue to work diligently with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and other partners to ensure the person(s) responsible for her death, and the attempted cover-up of her death, are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said in the statement.
“HPD will not rest until justice is served in this case.”
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) June 3, 2019
New, horrifying details
Tim Miller, founder of the volunteer search group Texas EquuSearch, has been looking for the girl for a month.
The group also chartered the plane to get Houston investigators to Arkansas. According to Miller, it may be impossible to determine the cause of death.
Miller told KHOU 11 that child’s remains were left in a plastic bag that was run over by lawn mowers.
While Miller hoped this story had a different ending, he says at least they brought the little girl home.
“I don’t regret one minute of one day that we searched,” said Miller.
The disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis shocked many in the USA after that she was reported missing May 4 by her stepfather, Derion Vence.
Since May 11, Derion Vence has been behind bars. He was arrested and booked into Harris County jail on suspicion of tampering with a human corpse, according to police.
Quanell X, who advocated for Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens, told reporters last week that Vence confessed to him that he dumped Maleah’s body in Arkansas and that her death was the result of an accident.
So very sad, she didn’t deserve any of this ??
Rest In Peace beautiful angel ?