5-year-old abducted in southwest Houston. Have you seen Maleah?

EquuSearch joined the Houston Police Department on Monday in the search for a 4-year-old girl at the center of an Amber Alert.

He then made the report that his daughter Maleah was missing, but now isn't being viewed as a suspect, the investigator said.

He told police he was in and out of consciousness until about 6 p.m. Saturday, when he woke up on Highway 6 with the 1-year-old boy.

Vence, 26, told investigators that the attack occurred around 9pm when he heard a "popping noise" that prompted him to pull over and check his tire. A blue pickup truck pulled up behind the vehicle and two Hispanic males got out, according to Vence.

Vence reportedly was knocked unconscious and when he awoke, he was in the back of the truck with the three men, Maleah and his son, Kourtland and passed out again, Holbrook said. Police said there are "a lot of blanks" in the story, but Vence is not considered a suspect. Vence said he walked to a nearby hospital where he received treatment and reported her missing.

"I realize there's a lot of blanks in that story, but we're hoping that the public fill in the blanks", Holbrook said. They are also searching for Vince's missing vehicle, a silver 2011 Nissan Altima with temporary tags 330-92G9.

Maleah had multiple brain surgeries, police say In a news conference, Holbrook confirmed the young girl had had multiple brain surgeries, the most recent one in late March, early April, he said.

"Darion loses consciousness", Sgt. Mark Holbrook said.


"I'd like to know if anyone has seen these people", Holbrook said.

Authorities also do not know the license plate of the kidnapping vehicle. He was asked if there's corroboration that Vence was wondering with a toddler.

A traffic camera captured an image of the auto driving through an intersection in Sugar Land just before 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

"We're hoping, the objective of the press conference is to figure out what really is true, what really happened", Holbrook said. They handed out at least 100 missing person flyers throughout the Sugar Land area in Houston, Sunday.

"If you have her, just please drop her off somewhere safe".

Authorities issued an Amber alert that included a description of the outfit Maleah was wearing when she disappeared: a pink bow in her hair, a light-blue zip jacket, blue jeans and sneakers that are gray, white and pink.

Anyone with information on Maleah's whereabouts is urged to contact HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or at 713-222-TIPS.

  • Tracy Klein