Houston is mourning the tragic loss of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, whose remains were found in Arkansas one month after she went missing.
“Maleah was a sweet, beautiful, and innocent little girl who deserved a chance to enjoy life,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement Monday. “She belonged to our community, and we share a collective grief.”
The remains were found in Arkansas on Friday and were confirmed to belong to Maleah on Monday, said officials.
“It’s been a whole month but it feels like it all happened today,” Maleah’s biological father, Craig Davis, told ABC Houston station KTRK on Monday. “It’s so painful.”
The mayor encouraged Houston residents to pay it forward in Maleah’s memory.
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