According to authorities the missing remains of 4-year-old Maleah Davis have been found.
On Friday the remains were found during a search in Arkansas. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Texas have made a positive i.d that the remains are those of Maleah Davis.
The cause and manner of death are still being determined.
If you can remember the 4-year-old went missing in the earlier part of May. Her disappearance was reported by her mothers fiance Derion Vence.
At the beginning of May, Vence told police he was driving with the young girl and his toddler son in the car when he heard a loud noise and pulled over. A group of men pulled up behind him, he said, and knocked him unconscious for nearly 24 hours.
When he woke up, Vence claimed he was on the side of a road with his son, but Maleah was gone.He said he walked to a nearby hospital, where he received treatment for his injuries and reported Maleah missing. But as detectives began collecting evidence, his account began to fall apart.
Video shows Vence was dropped off at the hospital in the car he claims was stolen, authorities said. Investigators also collected blood from his apartment that was “consistent’ with DNA taken from Maleah’s toothbrush.
There was front porch footage viewed by investigators that showed Maleah entering the apartment but she is not seen coming back out.
Court documents reveal that he returned a few minutes later and walked Maleah Davis out of the apartment carrying cleaning supplies, including bleach.
According to CNN Vence allegedly confessed to Quanell X, who visited him in jail Friday, that he dumped Maleah’s body there. Quanell is a community activity who used to represent the young girl’s mother.
“One thing he wanted to make clear to me was (that) what happened to Maleah was an accident, he says it was an accident. And he confessed to me where he dumped the body,” the activist told CNN affiliate KTRK.Houston police detectives along with search and rescue teams immediately headed to Arkansas.
Houston police requested that local authorities begin searching near Hope, a town about 30 miles northeast of the Texas-Arkansas border.A roadside mowing crew spotted a garbage bag emitting a foul odor near Hope, which contained the remains of a child, Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton told CNN affiliate KTAL.