Searchers going to Arkansas to look for missing Texas girl

Maleah Davis

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas-based searchers are headed to Arkansas to help look for a missing 4-year-old Houston girl after a community activist said the man arrested in connection with her disappearance confessed he disposed of her body there.

Tim Miller, director of Texas EquuSearch, says his group will fly to Arkansas on Friday to search for Maleah Davis’ body.

Sheriff James Singleton in Arkansas’ Hempstead County said his agency and others had begun searching Friday afternoon outside of Hope, Arkansas.

Quanell X, a local civil rights activist, says he spoke on Friday in jail with Derion Vence, the ex-fiance of Maleah’s mother, who had claimed Maleah was abducted May 4.

Quanell X says Vence confessed he dumped Maleah’s body in Arkansas. Quanell X declined to comment on what happened to Maleah.

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