Police in Houston haven’t mentioned whether or not a physique has been discovered.
Investigators discovered blood proof linked to Maleah in his house, police mentioned in a information launch.
Vence, 26, was arrested Saturday at relative’s home in Sugar Land, southwest of Houston, police mentioned. A court docket look is scheduled for Monday. Police beforehand had spelled his first identify as “Darion.”
Vence has advised police that final Saturday he was on the best way to the airport to select up Maleah’s mom and had Maleah and his 1-year-old son in his automobile. On the best way, he heard a “popping noise,” stopped his car as a result of he thought he had a flat tire and was knocked unconscious by three strangers who pulled up in a blue pickup truck, he advised police.
When he awoke a day later, Maleah was gone, he advised police.
Vence’s automobile, a silver Nissan Altima, was discovered two days in the past within the parking of a shopping center in Missouri Metropolis, Texas. Police mentioned a laundry basket and a gasoline can had been discovered within the trunk.
Vence had been seen carrying the laundry basket from his house, police mentioned. They’re asking for individuals who might know the place the gasoline can was offered to contact the murder division.
CNN has reached out to Vence a number of instances this week, however did not obtain a reply. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.
Tampering with a human corpse is a second-degree felony in Texas, which if the defendant is convicted, is punishable by between two and 20 years in jail.