Police in Arkansas have found a black bag with bones and blood inside, amid their search for missing Houston 4-year-old Maleah Davis.
Although it’s unclear whether investigators found the remains of Maleah, a road crew found the bag emitting a “foul odor” around the area that 26-year-old Derion Vence allegedly said he dumped her at, in Hope, Arkansas.
Vence allegedly admitted earlier this morning that the little girl died, according to Quanell X, a community activist who was once the spokesperson for Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens.
Quanell told local news outlets that he met 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.
“All I can say is he told me it was an accident, and that she is dead and where he dumped her body. 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.”
Hempstead County Arkansas Sheriff James Singleton confirmed that his deputies were assisting Houston authorities with locating the little girl along Interstate 30, close to and around Hope.
Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, told local reporters that he chartered a flight on Friday to Arkansas, where his search team planned to look for Maleah.
“I think it’s true enough that I’ve got an airplane lined up at 3 o’clock to go ahead and fly a detective and several of us up there to go ahead and start the search,” Miller said on Friday.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline for additional details.
[Feature Photo: Maleah Davis/Handout]