HOUSTON (FOX 26) - It was an emotional Mother's Day for the large crowd who rallied at a vigil on Sunday, demanding justice for 4-year-old Maleah Davis, who’s been missing since May 3.
The vigil was hosted by a group called Parents Against Predators.
More than a hundred people united in solidarity at the parking lot across from Maleah’s home to preach their sympathy and the pain they feel as mothers.
“This is my daughter. This is what I wanted to do for Mother's Day and she agreed to come out with me. So we've been out all morning for Maleah,” said Saana Spearman.
“I have kids of my own and I just do not see how someone could hurt their own kids. It's sad because she's a baby,” said Amber Warner.
The crowd then marched over to Maleah's front door, delivered stuffed animals one-by-one, signed posters with messages of love and blew bubbles into the air with other kids from the community.
“We all want her to be found or have justice for what's going on with her,” Warner said.
“I have my granddaughter. She's four and I wouldn't like that to happen to my granddaughter at all,” Mary Cantu said.
Volunteers said more than 25,000 flyers have been distributed so far.
Family, friends and community members are hoping their search efforts will help provide clues to help investigators piece together the mystery of Maleah's disappearance.
“We all want the truth. Where is she? So we can lay her to rest,” Cantu said.
Maleah's stepfather, Derion Vence has been charged with tampering with physical evidence of a human corpse—a second degree felony.
Vence is due back in court Monday morning.
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