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Grand jury indicts for tampering with corpse in Maleah Davis death

July 25, 2019 

A grand jury indicted Derion M. Vence for tampering with the body of Maleah Davis, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday. 

The indictment for the felony offense of Tampering with Evidence comes weeks after prosecutors charged the defendant on May 11 with the same offense.

“Our work continues to seek justice for Maleah,” Ogg said.  

When prosecutors receive a final autopsy report from the medical examiner’s office, that evidence will be considered as part of any decision regarding possible additional charges.

Maleah’s remains were found in Hope, AR, along Interstate 30, on May 31.   

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