Maleah Davis search suspended due to flooding; police release pics of stolen car
HOUSTON – The Texas EquuSearch group suspended their search Wednesday for a 4-year-old girl who was reported missing Sunday.
The group plans to resume its search at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The search for Maleah Davis began over the weekend after her stepfather told police that he, Maleah and his 2-year-old son were abducted by three men in a blue Chevy truck. He said he was knocked out and when he regained consciousness, Maleah and the family’s car were gone.
Texas EquuSearch joined the growing effort to find Maleah on Monday, but heavy rains Tuesday forced them to call off the search.
In a Facebook post Wednesday morning, Texas EquuSearch officials said that floodwaters have inundated the area that crews wanted to scour, and the search had been suspended until further notice.
“We will issue a call-out once we plan to resume the search for Maleah,” organizers wrote in the post. “The rain may slow us, but it won’t stop or discourage us from finding little Maleah.”
The group’s founder, Tim Miller, kept on searching Wednesday. He flew over the Brazos River on Wednesday morning by helicopter to see if he could locate Maleah’s family’s missing car. Miller said the aerial search didn’t show anything.
A different group, consisting of Maleah’s mother and volunteers, handed out 700 flyers Wednesday morning in the area of the family’s Southwest Houston apartment.
“We gotta bring her home, we gotta keep on advocating,” said John Marsden with Houston’s Unsolved Homicides. “We gotta pass out flyers, spread on social media that we’re gonna find her.
The group plans to hand out more flyers around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, near Beltway 8 and Bissonnet Street.
Investigators have said that Maleah’s stepfather is considered a person of interest in connection with her disappearance and that his story about how she went missing has changed several times.
NEW VEHICLE PHOTOS
Houston police released new photos of what they said is the stolen silver Nissan Altima from which Maleah was abducted. The Altima had Texas paper tags with the plate number 330-92G9.
HPD said the photos were taken before her disappearance.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911.
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