Police Release Photos of Car Maleah Davis Was Reportedly Abducted From

May 8, 2019 Updated: May 10, 2019

Police have released photos of the car Maleah Davis, the 4-year-old Texas girl who had been missing since last week, was reportedly abducted from.

In an update on May 8, police said Maleah was abducted from a stolen silver Nissan Altima with paper tag 330-92G9. This was the car that the girl’s stepfather Darion Vence was reportedly driving before he was assaulted and abducted along with Maleah and another child.

Police said the photos were provided by the family and were taken before the girl’s disappearance.

Maleah has been missing since May 4 after her stepfather said he, Maleah, and his 1-year-old son were accosted by three men he described as Hispanic.

Vence said he was driving to pick up Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens, when he was forced to pull over when he heard a noise that sounded like a flat tire.

When he got out of his car, he said he was approached by the trio, who he said were in a blue Chevy truck. After hearing the men say that Maleah looked “very nice” and “very sweet,” Vence claimed he was knocked on the head and when he came to he was in Sugar Land. His son was with him but Maleah was gone.

Maleah was described as an African-American female with black hair and brown eyes, standing approximately 3 feet tall and weighing between 30 and 40 pounds.

Police later said that Vence changed his story and is now a person of interest in the case.

They said Vence first told detectives that he walked to the hospital but he later told them that he was dropped off, Fox26 reported. The police are looking at surveillance camera footage in the area.

Houston Police Department Sgt. Mark Holbrook previously noted that Vence’s story contained “a lot of blanks.”

Issuing a call for help from members of the public, he added in a press conference: “We’re hoping the public can fill in the blanks.”

Volunteers from Texas EquuSearch, which has crews helping to look for Maleah Davis, searched the woods near U.S. Route 59 and Greens Road on May 6.

“We want to start checking every single dumpster just in case,” Fox quoted Texas EquuSearch’s Tim Miller as saying. “We believe in miracles. Let’s hope we get one.”

Officials issued an Amber Alert for Maleah after she was reported missing over the weekend.

“While HPD is not searching specific locations for Maleah, the investigation is very active & detectives need the public’s help,” Houston police said on May 8.

Earlier on May 8, Texas EquuSearch announced that the search for the 4-year-old was suspended due to heavy flooding.

“This could restrict us from being effective in finding Maleah. Some of the areas are now filled with deep rain water, and this would greatly limit our searchers and accessibility. We will issue a call-out once we plan to resume the search for Maleah. Maleah is an innocent victim, and there is no excuse for anyone causing her disappearance. The rain may slow us, but it won’t stop, or discourage us from finding little Maleah,” the group said.

Maleah was wearing a pink bow in her hair, a light blue zip jacket, and blue jeans, as well as gray, white, and pink sneakers when she was last seen.

If you’ve seen Maleah, the silver Nissan or the blue pickup truck (photos as provided by police) please call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or @crimestophou at 713-222-TIPS.

The Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips and NTD reporter Zack Stieber contributed to this report.

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