Maleah Davis is described as 'African-American female with black hair and brown eyes'. She stands 3 feet tall and weighing 30 to 40 pounds.
Being forcibly separated from your child and not even knowing where they may be is a parent's worst nightmare. However, this came true for Darion Vence who is desperately hoping for his missing stepdaughter to be found soon.
Soon after his stepdaughter, 5-year-old Maleah Davis went missing, an Amber Alert was issued on Sunday morning, according to NBC News. Darion told the police that he was abducted, along with Maleah and his 2-year-old son, by three Hispanic men. Although he and his son were released, they are looking for leads on Maleah whose whereabouts are still unknown.
Anyone with information on Maleah's whereabouts is urged to contact HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS. Media partners: all updates on this case will be disseminated here. #hounews pic.twitter.com/8F0PRPRgFN— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 5, 2019
Darion and the kids were on their way to the airport to pick up Maleah's mother who was returning from Massachusetts on Friday night. "He hears a popping noise like he has a flat tire," said detective Mark Holbrook. Once Darion stopped the car near Greens Road and Highway 59, they were approached by the three men who were in a 2010 blue Chevrolet crew cab pickup truck, as reported by ABC13.
Right before one of the men hit Darion on his head and lost consciousness, the men made a remark about Maleah. Holbrook said, "One of them makes a comment saying that Maleah looks very nice, looks very sweet."
2/2: Photo of assault victim, Mr. Darion Vence, who is Maleah's stepfather, stated he was unconscious for almost 24 hrs. Detectives ask anyone who saw Darion or Maleah after 9 pm Friday (May 3) to 6 pm on Sat to contact HPD Homicide 713-308-3600 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/nuZHA1EQPY— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 5, 2019
When Darion woke up, he found himself and his son by the side of Highway 6 near First Colony Mall and Maleah was nowhere in sight. "He really doesn't know where he is until 6 pm on Saturday," said Holbrook. Around 11 pm, he made his way to the Houston Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land, along with his son so that his injuries could be treated. The car that Darion was driving, a silver Nissan Altima with Texas paper tag 330-92G9 belongs to Maleah's mother and is also currently missing. It was last seen at 2:54 pm on Saturday, passing an intersection in Sugar Land.
While all this happened, Maleah's mother managed to get another family member to pick her up. On Saturday morning, she reported to the police about her family missing.
With the Amber Alert issued, the police hope that someone somewhere will be able to provide any kind of details that will help them find the little girl. Holbrook said, "We're hoping the public can give us any information about anybody who has seen Darion during that period of time because he doesn't really know where he was or what's going on there."
Maleah, who is "described as an African-American female with black hair and brown eyes" was last seen around 6 pm on Saturday in the 16500 block of the Southwest Freeway. She is about 3 feet tall and weighs around 30 to 40 pounds. When the abduction happened, she was in blue jeans and a light blue zip jacket, along with gray, white, and pink sneakers, and a pink bow in her hair.
🚨AMBER ALERT UPDATE🚨: Stepfather of 5YO Maleah Davis says he was unconscience from an assault for nearly 24hrs while he, Maleah, and his 1YO son were abducted. Tells police he woke up last night on side of highway 6 with son, but no Maleah. pic.twitter.com/BNvf9iHzGw— Mo B. (@_MoriahBallard) May 5, 2019
Darion vaguely remembers waking up in a vehicle with three men and his two children. "We would love for the public to help us so we could fill in the blanks in this story," Holbrook said at a news conference. "I realize that there’s a lot of blanks in that story."
The police and the desperate family hopes for anything that could lead them to where Maleah is. Anyone with information on Maleah Davis' whereabouts is urged to contact HPD at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.