Maleah Davis has been missing for nearly three weeks. Houston Police Chief, Art Acevedo, spoke about the case at a news conference on Thursday. He said the Houston Police Department is still searching for the 4-year-old, and pursuing leads.
HPD is now offering an additional $5,000 for information leading to Davis' whereabouts. This increases the total reward money to $10,000.
"Maleah deserves to be found, be recovered and deserves a proper burial, and we need the community's help," Acevedo said.
Derion Vence, Davis' stepfather has been charged with tampering with evidence, specifically a human corpse, in connection with the case. Acevedo said Vence told police a "tall tale," and is not cooperating with investigators.
"We strongly believe he knows where she is at and if he wanted to tell us, he would," Acevedo said.