In news we already knew, the police in Sugar Land, Texas are now saying that the story told to them by Darian Vence, the stepfather of missing girl Maleah Davis, isn't adding up.
According to Vence he was knocked unconscious by three Hispanic men on Friday night and Maleah wad kidnapped by them. From the beginning the story had questionable details. For instance, Vence said that he was in and out of consciousness for an entire 24 hour period and woke up on the side of the road with his young son next to him.
Officials have thrown themselves into the investigation because it was reported to them that Maleah had been sick the week she disappeared. Maleah had recently had brain surgery to help heal a brain injury that some suspect was obtained in the home. Maleah and her younger siblings had been removed from the family home due to claims of abuse where Maleah had sustained a head injury.
Now, search and rescue crews have diverted their attention from the place where the alleged abduction happened, to the area surrounding the family's home.
"He told police he woke up somewhere off Highway 6 in the Sugar Land area earlier that evening with Maleah's infant brother, Courtland, in his arms. He said there was no sign of Maleah.
Vence arrived at Sugar Land Methodist Hospital Saturday night, appearing to have fresh wounds from an attack.
He said he had been in and out of consciousness since the attack and didn't really know where he was until 6 p.m. Saturday. That's when he said he walked with Courtland to the hospital for treatment.
"On Tuesday, the Sugar Land police spokesman said Vence's story has changed since he first talked to investigators -- specifically the nature of how he got to the hospital."
How could his wounds be fresh if he'd been assaulted 24 hours prior to showing up at the hospital? Why has the family car not been found? We have so many questions but none more pressing than WHERE IS MALEAH DAVIS?
Anyone with information on Maleah Davis' whereabouts or either vehicle is urged to contact Houston police at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Police also want to hear from anyone who may have seen Darion and his son on walking on Highway 6 or Highway 59 on Saturday.