The stepfather of a missing Texas girl has been taken into custody.
Houston police said Darion Vence, who was the last person to see Maleah Davis, 4, was arrested Saturday.
Vence was charged with tampering with evidence, “namely a corpse.” Officials have not confirmed whether they believe Maleah is dead or if her body has been found.
Maleah has been missing since May 3, after her stepfather told police that she was abducted by “three Hispanic males” after they ambushed them as they were on the way to Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Vence had reported to police that he had stopped on the highway to check his tires because of a “popping noise.” He said then he was ambushed by the men, who knocked him unconscious and took the car and Maleah.
Houston police said that blood found at Vence’s apartment linked to Maleah and he was seen carrying a full laundry basket from the apartment