Remains found in AR during search for missing Houston girl

Local News

Update:

HOUSTON, Texas (KTAL/KMSS)  – Remains have been found in southwest Arkansas in the search for a missing 4-year-old Houston girl. 

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton says the remains were found along I-30 near Fulton after a mowing crew found a black garbage bag emitting a foul odor. 

The location of the discovery is about 18 miles west of where officials had been searching near an exit ramp in Hope. 

 This is a developing story. 

Original Story:

HOUSTON (Click 2 Houston) – The search for Maleah Davis expanded to Arkansas on Friday after a civil rights activist said her stepfather claimed to have dumped the 4-year-old girl’s body there.

Derion Vence has been in jail since May 11 when he was charged with tampering with evidence in connection with Maleah’s disappearance after investigators said blood found in the family’s southwest Houston apartment matched DNA taken from Maleah’s toothbrush.

Click 2 Houston has more on this developing story here. 

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