The Houston Police Department has confirmed the remains found in a trash bag by a roadside crew are that of 4-year-old Maleah Davis.

Houston PD released a statement on Monday morning confirming the heartbreaking news.

A month after 4-year-old Maleah Davis went missing, her mother’s ex-fiance, Derion Vence, has reportedly confessed to dumping her body in Arkansas.

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Community activist Quanell X, who has been working as an advocate for Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens, told reporters he spoke with the suspect, who has been in jail since May 11, and he admitted the child died as a result of an accident and he dumped her body in Arkansas.

This is such a heartbreaking tragedy that could have totally been prevented.

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