HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Sunday, June 9 will officially be declared “Maleah Davis Day” in Houston.
Mayor Sylvester Turner ordered Houston City Hall turn pink in remembrance of the 4-year-old girl.READ MORE: Decades Later, Family Gets Apology From Dallas Police Over Death Of 12-Year-Old Santos Rodriguez
She was missing for a month before her remains were found along a road in Arkansas last week.
“Although the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death of Maleah Davis were heartbreaking, the community is united in creating lasting changes in her honor and vowing to safeguard all children in our community,” Mayor Turner stated in the proclamation.READ MORE: Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Steven Weinberg Dies At 88 In Texas Hospital
The ex-boyfriend of Maleah’s mother, Derion Vence, is in jail in connection with her disappearance.
Vence told community activist Quanell X he had disposed of her body there.
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