The biological father of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis spoke out publicly for the first time since his daughter disappeared and wants answers from the girl’s stepfather, who claimed she was abducted.
On May 7, Craig Davis told KTRK he waited to discuss Maleah’s disappearance because he was afraid he would lose control of his emotions.
"I haven't spoken to the public, because I can't talk about my daughter. I can't control my emotions. I can't predict myself. I break down and I cry," he told KTRK.
Maleah’s stepfather, Darion Vence, who was the last person to see the girl, told police she was taken by three Hispanic men when the family was on the way to Bush Intercontinental Airport to pick up Maleah's mother on May 3.
An Amber Alert was issued for the girl the next day.
Although Davis has not blamed Vence for the girl’s disappearance, he is frustrated by the lack of information coming from her stepfather.
"I'm not putting the blame on anybody," Davis told KTRK. "I just need the questions that aren't answered to be answered. There are so many unanswered questions. It's not for the public to answer to them for me. It's not for the police to answer them for me. It's not for the news to answer them for me. It's for Darion to answer for me."
Maleah's dad went on to say the 4-year-old, who endured three surgeries after a head injury, is incredibly resilient for her age.
"Even in pain, even in her injury, my daughter went through everything she went through and it did not change anything about her," he told the local news station.
Maleah is about 3 feet tall and weighs 30 to 40 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light blue Under Armour jacket, blue jeans and gray Under Armour tennis shoes with pink and white details.
Houston police ask anyone with information about the case to call 713-308-3600.