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Father of Missing 4-Year-Old Wants Answers From Her Stepfather About Disappearance

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Maleah Davis’ father wants to hear about what happened to his 4-year-old daughter directly from the man who was with her the night she went missing: her stepfather.

“I’m not putting the blame on anybody,” Craig Davis told CNN affiliate KTRK. “I just need the questions that aren’t answered to be answered. There are so many unanswered questions. It’s not for the public to answer them for me. It’s not for the police to answer them for me. It’s not for the news to answer them for me. It’s for Darion to answer for me.”

Darion Vence reported on Saturday that strangers knocked him out and took off with Maleah Friday night as he, Maleah and his 1-year-old son were on their way to pick up Maleah’s mother from the airport.

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Maleah Davis (L) and her stepfather Darion Vence, pictured with a mark on his forehead after he said he had been abducted with his daughter. (Houston Police Department)

But Doug Adolph, a spokesman for police in Sugar Land, Texas, said that Vence’s story changed multiple times. “His story did not add up,” Adolph said.

Houston Police Department Sgt. Mark Holbrook previously noted that Vence’s story contained “a lot of blanks.”

Issuing a call for help from members of the public, he added in a press conference: “We’re hoping the public can fill in the blanks.”

“While HPD is not searching specific locations for Maleah, the investigation is very active & detectives need the public’s help,” Houston police said on May 8.

Maleah is about 3 feet tall and weighs 30 to 40 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light blue Under Armour jacket, blue jeans and gray Under Armour tennis shoes with pink and white details.

As police look for the girl, Davis is left to wait.

“I haven’t spoken to the public because I can’t talk about my daughter. I can’t control my emotions. I can’t predict myself. I break down and I cry,” he said.

Police say the girl was last seen in blue pickup truck with the three men,
Police say the girl was last seen in blue pickup truck with the three men, on May 4, 2019. (Houston Police Dept)

Maleah had undergone three head surgeries due to an injury, and her father remarked on the strength she has shown throughout the ordeal.

“Even in pain, even in her injury, my daughter went through everything she went through and it did not change anything about her,” he said.

Photos From the Car Maleah Was Reportedly Abducted From

In an update on May 8, police said Maleah was abducted from a stolen silver Nissan Altima with paper tag 330-92G9. This was the car that the girl’s stepfather Darion Vence was reportedly driving before he was assaulted and abducted along with Maleah and another child.

Police said the photos were provided by the family and were taken before the girl’s disappearance.

Truck similar to the one involved in the abduction of Maleah Davis, on May 4, 2019. (Houston Police Dept)

If you’ve seen Maleah, the silver Nissan or the blue pickup truck (photos as provided by police) please call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or @crimestophou at 713-222-TIPS.

Epoch Times reporters Janita Kan and Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

NTD News reporter Zack Stieber contributed to this report.

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