BREAKING: Maleah Davis’ ‘stepdad’ allegedly confesses to dumping little girl’s deceased body [Reports]

A Houston man behind bars in connection with the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis has reportedly confessed to killing her.

ABC 13 reports that 26-year-old Derion Vence allegedly admitted the little girl died, according to Quanell X, a community activist who was once the spokesperson for Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens.

“All I can say is he told me it was an accident, and that she is dead and where he dumped her body,” Quanell said.

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Quanell told local news outlets that he met earlier today with Vence, at the Houston jail, where Vence has remained since May 11 on tampering with evidence charges. According to Quanell, Vence said the child was indeed dead, but it was not intentional.

“He said he pulled over in Arkansas, got out of the car, walked off the side of the road, and dumped her body off the side of the road.”

BREAKING: Quanell X gives update on Maleah Davis case

BREAKING: Quanell X says Derion Vence confessed to him that he dumped Maleah's body in Arkansas after she accidentally died. Houston police investigators confirm they are looking into the claim now.COVERAGE:

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The time and date of Maleah’s death was not given. Her body has still not been found.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, police arrested Vence earlier this month after they found blood in his 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.

Vence reported Maleah missing on May 4. He told Sugar Land police he was jumped by three Hispanic males on May 4, who then abducted Maleah while leaving him and his toddler son on the side of the road. Police said Vence’s story had holes in it from the beginning.

The story is developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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[Feature Photo: Maleah Davis/Handout]