Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge approved in Arkansas

The "Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge" is now closer to reality.

The Arkansas Highway Commission unanimously approved the proposal to rename a Hempstead County bridge, known as the Red Lake Road overpass at Exit 18 on Interstate 30, in the 4-year old's honor on Wednesday.

Maleah's remains were found on the side of a highway in Arkansas on May 31, weeks after an Amber Alert was issued.

Since her remains were found, the Hempstead community has honored her with a makeshift memorial filled with balloon, signs and teddy bears.

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The Hempstead County Sheriff says the new signs at each end of the bridge won't cost the county anything, thanks to donations.


This story was reported on from Houston, Texas.