Maleah Davis' stepfather confesses dumping her body in Arkansas ditch after accidental death

Maleah Davis' stepfather confesses dumping her body in Arkansas ditch after accidental death

The stepfather of 4-year-old Maleah Davis who was missing from Houston, Texas, for nearly a month recently admitted to killing her by accident and told the police where her body was. According to Fox 26, Derion Vence offered his confession and revealed where the missing 4-year-old's body was. Activist Quanell X who is now the former representative for Maleah's mother made the announcement on Friday. 

Vence who is a person of interest in this case, and the ex-fiance of Davis' mom made the confession to Quanell X from jail revealed Fox 26. He added that Vence told him Davis' death was an accident and he admitted to dumping her body in a ditch in Arkansas. 

Maleah Davis (Source: AP)

"One thing [Vence] wanted to make clear to me was that what happened to Maleah was an accident,” Quanell said. "He confessed to me where he dumped her body." Quanell did not disclose the exact location where the 4-year-old's body was dumped but revealed Vence had given him the exact distance and time of the body's location. 

The website also revealed that search crews will be traveling in a private plane to Arkansas at 3 p.m. to recover 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,” Quanell continued. 

Quanell also revealed that Davis' body was dumped there early on and the time of her death was not indicated. Vence was jailed and charged for tampering with a corpse over traces of blood and odor in his car. He avoided more serious charges. 

Quanell said he quit representing Davis' mom Brittany Bowens this week. He also accused her of lying in order to help out Vence. “There was not a lot of tears. She was always calm, fluid, clear,” he said of Bowens on Thursday in an interview with KHOU. “Now whenever there was a public thing, she would always break down. Ain’t no way in hell a parent with common sense would have handled this entire situation the way Brittany handled this entire situation.”


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