The search for missing Houston girl, Maleah Davis, is currently underway at the Creepy Hollow Haunted House in Rosharon, an area where the man behind bars in connection with her disappearance once worked as a mail carrier. Rosharon is around 33 miles south of Houston.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Texas EquuSearch members and volunteers began scouring through the Creepy Hollow Haunted House and its surrounding areas, starting at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
The search team headed back to area on Wednesday morning to resume the search for the missing 4-year-old girl, who was last seen alive on April 30, via footage obtained from a security camera as she walked with 26-year-old Derion Vence, her mother’s boyfriend, into their Houston apartment.
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Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller didn’t explain anything more than they were basing their search off a tip sent to police, according to KHOU. The Creepy Hollow Haunted House is an expansive area with many areas to search. The outlet reports that searchers were on foot and on ATVs as they searched near the haunted house and roads to the south of the establishment.
So far, there’s been no word as to whether the searchers found anything substantial at the haunted house.
Although Maleah was last spotted on April 30, she wasn’t reported missing until May 4. Vence told police that three Hispanic men abducted the little girl and beat him up on May 3.
Vence claimed he woke up on the side of the road on May 4, and spent most of the evening walking to a hospital in Sugar Land to get treatment for his injuries. He said when he woke up, his toddler son was still with him but Maleah was missing. The suspect claimed the Hispanic men hit him over the head when he pulled over to check the tires on his girlfriend’s car, while on the way to the airport to pick her up.
Authorities determined the man’s story was probably false. Houston investigators later found blood evidence inside Vence’s apartment that matched to Maleah. He’s now behind bars on suspicion of tampering with evidence, a human corpse.
Maleah remains missing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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[Feature Photo: Maleah Davis/Handout]