Maleah Davis' casket has rainbows, her favorite cartoon; father shares heartbreaking photos ahead of funeral

Maleah Davis' casket has rainbows, her favorite cartoon; father shares heartbreaking photos ahead of funeral

The father of Maleah Davis shared an emotional and heartbreaking picture of his daughter's pink casket before her upcoming funeral which is due to take place on Saturday.

Craig Davis took to Instagram to share two pictures of the coffin which will be used to lay the four-year-old child to rest in Houston, Texas. 

The casket was custom designed to include pictures from the cartoon 'My Little Pony' and was created and donated by Texas-based company, Trey Ganem's SoulShine Industries, the company confirmed to CBS News

The lid of the casket also featured a photoshopped picture of Maleah smiling while she sat on top of her favorite character from the series—Rainbow Dash.

It was evident that Craig had absolutely no words to talk about his child's death and he completed his post by sharing simple love heart emojis.

Maleah will be buried on Saturday, two months after she was last seen alive.


Maleah Davis' casket was custom designed with images from the cartoon 'My Little Pony' (Bellfort_scott_craig, Instagram)

The girl's remains were discovered dumped in a garbage bag next to a freeway outside of Hope, Arkansas on May 30.

Maleah's stepfather 27-year-old Derion Vence has been charged in relation to her disappearance and is behind bars in Houston jail.

He has been charged with tampering with human remains after allegedly claiming that the child had accidentally died.

During an interview with KTRK from inside jail, Derion insisted that he was not responsible for killing Maleah. 

Derion stated, "I did for her more than her own parents. I never had a biological daughter. I would never do anything to hurt her. That's not me."

Maleah's mother Brittany Bowens said that Derion had 'snapped' and attacked her daughter in a violent rage after she broke off the engagement and accused him of being gay.


Derion refuted the claims made by Bowens and said, "I'm not gay and I didn't hurt Maleah."

Maleah Davis had been missing since May 4 (Houston Police Department)

The last known images for Maleah show the four-year-old child following Derion into his apartment on April 30, never to be seen again.

Three days later, Derion was seen coming out of the property alone holding on to a black trash bag which reportedly contained Maleah's remains.

Derion claimed that Maleah was down with the flu and declined Craig's request to meet her.

Initially, Derion had claimed that he, his one-year-old son and Maleah had been kidnapped, but surveillance footage showed otherwise. 

Police also found traces of Maleah's blood in his car.

Derion recently admitted to dumping the child's remains post an accident.


Maleah had been taken out of her mother's care last year over claims of domestic abuse and violence.

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