Shirley Scarpetta is crafting a bronze statue of Maleah Davis, which she hopes will be publicly displayed in Houston.
Authorities said last Friday that a bag found on the side of the road in Arkansas contained the remains of a child. It is now confirmed to be Maleah Davis.
Houston-based activist Quanell X said Derion Vence, Maleah’s stepfather, allegedly confessed to dumping her body on the side of the road.
Derion Vence, the stepfather of Maleah Davis, is being held on $1 million bond on the count of "tampering with evidence, namely a corpse."
Authorities say that Maleah Davis' stepfather, who was the last adult to see her, changed his story several times and has stopped responding to calls.
Maleah Davis has not been seen since Friday night when her stepfather says the two of them, and Maleah's little brother, were abducted by three Hispanic men.