HOUSTON (AP) – Houston police are searching for a 4-year-old girl whose stepfather says she was abducted by men who let him and his 2-year-old son go free.
Police say Darion Vence reported his stepdaughter, Maleah Davis, missing on Saturday night, telling investigators that men in a pickup truck abducted him and the two kids Friday evening and that he went in and out of consciousness over the next 24 hours because they had hit him.
Maleah was wearing a pink bow in her hair, a light blue zip jacket, blue jeans and gray/white/pink sneakers. Her stepfather reportedly told police the three men were driving a 2010 blue Chevrolet crew cab pickup truck.
Authorities issued an Amber alert Sunday morning.
At the request of police, a local group on Monday searched an area near where Vence said the abduction happened after he pulled to the side of a road.
Sgt. Mark Holbrook says there’s “a lot of blanks” he hopes the public can help fill.
The motive in the kidnapping incident and its original north Houston location are unknown at this time.
Anyone with information on Maleah Davis’ whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.