AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — The search continues for a 5-year-old girl Monday after Houston officials believe she was kidnapped Friday night.
Maleah Davis was last seen by her family at about 9 p.m. Saturday near State Highway 6 and Highway 59 in Sugar Land, Texas.
The little girl is described as wearing a pink bow in her hair. She was also believed to be wearing a light blue zip jacket and blue jeans with gray/white/pink sneakers. She has had multiple brain injuries and surgeries and has “needed a lot of care,” police say.
Davis’ stepfather, Darion Vence told police he took Maleah and her 2-year-old brother in the car to pick up their mother from George Bush Intercontinental Airport Friday night. As he drove, Vence told officers he heard a popping sound “like a flat tire” so he pulled over to check it.
A blue pickup truck pulled up near them and two Hispanic men approached him, Vence said. One of the men allegedly hit Vence on the head and he blacked out.
Police say Vence told them at one point, he regained consciousness and saw he was in the back of the blue truck with the two children. Three Hispanic suspects were driving them around.
He told officers he and the toddler were dropped off in Sugar Land Saturday night but the men didn’t release Maleah. He walked around asking for help and finally checked himself into a hospital for treatment and reported the little girl missing.
Anyone with information on Maleah’s whereabouts is urged to contact HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Vence’ Silver Nissan Altima was spotted driving through an intersection in Sugar Land on Saturday.