Family, friends continue search for missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis

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HOUSTON – A search party organized Sunday evening by family and friends to help find missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis was joined by teams from Texas Equusearch on Monday.

The search resumed at 10:30 a.m. Monday and the teams will be focusing on the area near Highway 59 and Greens Road, according to Texas Equusearch.

A group of five women, friends of the child’s mother, handed out 100 missing person flyers throughout Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land. The group hopes to get at least one good tip leading to Maleah’s whereabouts. 

“They (police) were mentioning a park close to Highway 6 and I-59, and this was the first park that came to mind, and it’s a big park, a lot of grass, a lot of trails,” said Dominique Bryant, a family friend. “And I figured we could pass the flyers out because this park is always busy."

Bryant helped organize the search party.

Maleah has been missing for 48 hours and counting.

Another friend, Maenesha Gatewood, said she understands all too well how time can slow down where you’re looking for a child. Her son went missing for a short time several years ago.

“The minutes are not like minutes,” said Gatewood. “They’re like an hour, and it’s, like, long. It’s hard and it’s stressful and it’s crying and it’s frustration and because why? That’s the only thing you can ask is, like, why?”

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