Car stolen during 4-year-old Maleah Davis' kidnapping has been found, say Missouri City police
Missouri City police on Wednesday confirmed that the car stolen during the kidnapping of four-year-old Maleah Davis has been found. The toddler has been missing since May 4. The Amber Alert for the little girl has not yet been canceled.
The vehicle, Nissan Altima, belonging to the girl's mother was spotted at a car rental business along Highway 6 near FM 1092/Murphy Road.
Police, while talking to KHOU 11 News, said that the parked car was spotted by a citizen at around 10 am on Wednesday. The search for Maleah continued on Thursday morning as Texas Equusearch, a search and rescue organization, told its volunteers to prepare for wet and muddy conditions for the day's rain forecast.
The rescue organization said that its team will be on foot and on ATV and will be combing "some very specific areas" for any signs of the missing child, and the vehicle she was last known to be traveling in. The search had been temporarily halted on Wednesday due to flooding the night before.
The toddler's stepfather Darion Vence claimed that he, Maleah and his son were abducted by three Hispanic men who knocked him out for almost 24 hours. Vence told detectives that he woke up on the side of the road with his son but Maleah was nowhere to be seen, according to an earlier report by MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
The Sugar Land police spokesperson, on Tuesday, said that Vence's narrative has changed since he first talked to the investigators about the abduction, particularly the circumstances under which he reached the hospital.
The Amber Alert for the toddler states that she is around three feet tall and weighs between 30 and 40 pounds. Maleah was last seen wearing a pink bow in her hair, a light blue zip jacket, and gray/white/pink sneakers.
The four-year-old's family said that the toddler recently had brain surgery because of a wound and required constant medical care.