Maleah Davis Update: Community activist Quanell X says missing girl’s mother lied. He’s no longer representing her

A Houston community activist who vehemently denied that the mother of missing Maleah Davis had anything to do with her disappearance, has apparently stepped down from representing her.

According to FOX 26 Houston, community activist Quanell X said there were inconsistencies with Brittany Bowens’ story. Bowens, the mother of 4-year-old Maleah, has not been criminally charged in connection with the little girl’s disappearance, but Quanell said he now feels the woman has not been truthful about the case.

FOX 26 reporter Ivory Hecker shared Quanell’s “official response” on Facebook.

“Brittany knew about the abuse.
She admitted to me in front of best friend.
Brittany said that Derion would bathe Maleah without permission and Brittany didn’t like that. She admitted that one time, Derion beat her and severely injured Maleah’s leg. Brittany told Derion to take Maleah to the hospital, to which Derion replied that he wouldn’t and wouldn’t be ‘taking the fall for this one.’
She also lied about how long she was in the apartment for when Derion returned with Maleah. Derion brought Maleah back, arrived at apartment while Brittany was there. She said that when he came back, she mentioned she wasn’t there for a long time, but in reality she was there for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
My ultimate goal was to find Maleah, but she knowingly and willingly covered up physical abuse at the hands of Derion.
One time in the car, I asked her about what happened to Maleah, I asked ‘you think he snapped and did something?’ Brittany said Derion probably punched her in the head, he has done that before.
After that, I privately met with the district attorney’s office to share this with them and more.
I also learned that after Derion was arrested at his brother Joe’s house, Brittany was communicating with Derion through Joe, relaying messages to him in jail.”

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Quanell X’s official response to Brittany Bowens’ allegations in my previous post: “Brittany knew about the abuse.She…

Posted by Ivory Hecker FOX 26 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Bowens’ boyfriend, Derion Vence, remains behind bars in connection with Maleah’s disappearance, on charges of tampering with evidence. Vence told authorities he was beat up on May 3 while on the way to the Houston airport to pick up Bowens. Vence said three Hispanic men in a blue truck abducted Maleah after attacking him, but police said the man had holes in his story from the beginning.

Maleah Davis
Maleah Davis [Handout]
Previously, Quanell said that Vence was physically abusing and possibly sexually abusing Maleah. Police have not confirmed whether the accusations are true. Quanell also said the little girl was dismembered, but police have yet to confirm whether they think the statement is accurate.

Authorities do believe, however, that the little girl is likely deceased. They found blood evidence inside Vence and Bowens’ Houston apartment that matched Maleah’s DNA. Cadaver dogs also picked up on possible human decomposition inside the trunk of Bowens’ Nissan Altima. Vence was driving the car around the time Maleah vanished. Bowens was reportedly out of state attending a funeral.

In the meantime, an award of $15,000 is being offered for information that leads to Maleah.

Shortly after Maleah was reported missing, Crime Stoppers of Houston offered a reward of $5,000, which according to the organization, is the standard initial amount. Louisiana couple Ronnie and Karen Bias put in an additional $10,000, bringing the total reward for Maleah to $15,000.

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]