Stepfather of missing Maleah Davis told the four-year-old’s grandmother ‘if he killed someone he knew where cops could never find the body’

By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER

The volunteer-led search for missing Texas girl Maleah Davis has been suspended after a string of dead end tips including one where suspect Derion Vence said he knew where to hide a dead body.

Four-year-old Davis went missing April 30 while in the care of her stepfather, Vence, 26. Law enforcement believes she is dead after finding blood in his vehicle and Vence was arrested and held on $45,000 bail for tampering with a body.

‘He actually said to his mother-in-law a year ago that, “Man, if I ever killed anybody, I’ve got some places down in Rosharon they’d never find the body”,’ Texas EquuSearch volunteer Tim Miller told Khou 11. ‘I talked to Brittany on the phone to see if that was correct or just a rumor, and she said, “Yeah, that was correct”.’

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