We all saw this coming but it still rips your heart out. Sweet little Maleah never had a chance with the monster her mother let live with them.
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If you new here then please note you can discuss what is being reported on in the mainstream media. Also, discuss what Maleah's mom has stated, and you can offer your opinion as to what happened to Maleah but you cannot randomly accuse family members, neighbors, or anyone who has not been named as a person of interest. Maleah's step-father is the only person of interest so far. However, Maleah's mom is under the media spotlight because we all want to know what she knew about or if she knew about what was going on with her husband and her daughter. You can certainly speculate on what the mother knew but please do not go crazy with unfounded accusations against the mom until we know more.
July 10, 2018 BB took Maleah to the ER because she was throwing up blood. Doctors reported Maleah was "extremely lethargic." Maleah was treated and released. 
July 28, 2018 BB contacted BB2, who was in LA, and stated that Maleah had fallen from a tall chair to a marble table. BB2 advised BB to take Maleah to the hospital. At the hospital, Maleah was observed with a laceration to the forehead. BB denied vomiting or abnormal behavior from Maleah. She also denied seizures or lethargy in the medical record. Maleah's forehead laceration was repaired. No imaging studies were reported as completed. The surgical pathology report revealed a chronic subdural hematoma displaying a prominent fibroblastic proliferation with collagen deposition, numerous small vessels, many hemosiderin-laden macrophages, and acute hemorrhage. 
August 1, 2018 BB2 was at work and Maleah was in the care of BB and DV, who lived in the home. BB texted BB2 that something was wrong with Maleah and that her eyes were rolling back. BB2 told BB to take Maleah to the hospital. BB2 did acknowledge that BB had to be told to take Maleah to the hospital. BB took Maleah to the hospital and she was transported to a different hospital where she had a craniectomy to relieve pressure. 
Medical professionals stated that the story BB and BB2 told about Maleah falling from a chair would not have caused the serious internal injuries which required half of Maleah's skull to be removed. Doctors ordered that she wear a helmet for 12-24 months while she healed. 
August 3, 2018 The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) received a report alleging physical abuse and neglectful supervision. 
August 10, 2018 It was determined that the findings of two separate injuries (frontal laceration and a second fracture to the left posterior temporal bone) indicate more than one impact to Maleah's head. 
August 14, 2018 The DFPS obtained TMC (temporary managing conservatorship) of all children due to concern about the safety and care of the three children in the home. 
August 21, 2018 ORDER SETTING HEARING AND APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN/ATTORNEY AD LITEM 
September 12, 2018 TEMPORARY ORDER FOLLOWING ADVERSARY HEARING 
February 7, 2019 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR MONITORED RETURN OF CHILDREN TO PARENT, BB 
February 18, 2019 Maleah and her brother were returned to the home. Permanency hearing scheduled for May 22, 2019. 
March 19, 2019 Maleah had brain surgery to repair the flap for her injury.  [See flyer for date]
April 11, 2019 BB was in MA when her father passed away. 
Fri, April 26, 2019 Maleah’s last day at Attitude, Respect, & Manners Learning Center where she attended daily. 
Mon, April 29, 2019
BB did laundry at BB2’s house and this was the last day that BB2 had contact with Maleah. 
CD said during the 5/22 CPS hearing that BB asked him to take Maleah to the doctor on Mon, 4/29; that something was wrong. BB allegedly called him back, saying DV would take her to the doctor's office instead. 
Tues, April 30, 2019
DV was sent home from work due to vomiting. 
Per TM, Maleah was taken to daycare in the early morning. 
7:54 a.m. Maleah was last seen alive on a neighbor’s surveillance camera which showed DV bringing her back to the apt. She was not wearing her helmet.  
TM said BB was home when DV and Maleah returned for about an hour and ½. 
8:53 a.m. (UNCONFIRMED BY LE) Neighbor’s surveillance camera shows DV walking to his car in the parking lot of the apts. 
Approx 9:30 a.m. BB’s friend picked her up to take her to the airport. 
Per QX, BB and DV had a huge fight over DV sending explicit photos to another man. BB confronted him about being gay and, "He was hurt, he was angry, he was upset." BB broke off the engagement and told DV she was giving back his ring and was not going to marry him. 
4:30 p.m. BB’s flight left for MA per TM on NG podcast 
BB flew to MA to attend her father’s burial service. His memorial service was April 27 and BB did not attend.   Her flight records were later verified by LE - BB left the state via airplane and was set to return on May 3, 2019, leaving DV to care for the children. 
Wed, May 1, 2019
DV was sent home from work again. 
BB attended her father’s burial in MA. 
Fri, May 3, 2019
DV was home with the flu, per a co-worker. 
1:40 p.m. A neighbor’s camera captured DV leaving the apt with his 1-year-old son and a laundry basket with a black trash bag inside of it.   Three minutes later he came back out with bleach, and the next time he came out with his 2-year-old son. 
Shortly before 7 p.m. CD went to pick up his eldest child and, when asked to see Maleah, DV wouldn’t allow him or his sister to see her, and claimed that Maleah had the flu.  
Per the criminal complaint, DV stated to police that on Friday, May 3, 2019, at around 7 pm, he left the apt. with 2 children, MD and KV. 
6:47 p.m. DV is seen on camera leaving with only the 2-year-old, and not Maleah. 
Approx. 9 p.m. According to what DV told the police, he was driving a silver 2011 Nissan Altima with TX paper tags 3092G9 to IAH with Maleah and her 2-year-old brother to pick up BB, who was returning from her father's funeral in MA.  
DV told police he heard a popping noise and pulled over near Hwy 6 and Greens Rd when a blue, 2010 Chevrolet pu w/crew cab pulled behind him and two Hispanic males got out. One of them said Maleah looks “very nice,” “looks very sweet.” The other male hit DV on the head and he lost consciousness.  The Altima was allegedly stolen. 
DV said he was in and out of consciousness, but at one point he was in the back of the truck with his son and Maleah and there were then three suspects in the vehicle. 
DV told police that the suspects in the truck would stab him when his son "KV" cried out. 
BB’S flight was originally supposed to arrive at 10:07 p.m. BB2 spoke with her when BB was in Charlotte. They also texted and BB2 was aware that BB’s flight was delayed.
About midnight, BB2 texted BB to ask if she was almost home and BB texted that she was still at the airport waiting on DV to pick her up. 
At 12:50 a.m., BB texted BB2 and asked her to pick her up. 
BB and BB2 went to the apt. but BB did not have her house keys and she ended up going to BB2’ house for the night with BB2 
Sat, May 4, 2019
BB says she called the emergency hotline to get the maintenance man to get into the apt because she didn't have a key. In the midst of her doing that, DV's brother filed the missing person's report. \
BB told ABC13 they called police Sat a.m. to file a report because they were concerned they had not heard from DV, but HPD detective clearly stated no report was filed .
BB2 explained that on Sat, they went to the PD again when nobody was contacting them and found out they had to fill out more forms, call the missing person’s unit, etc. 
2:54 p.m. - The Nissan Altima was seen by a license recognition camera near the Cheesecake Factory at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land.   
Approx. 6 p.m. Per DV, he woke up on the side of the SW Freeway near SH 6 in Sugar Land, near First Colony Mall.  His son was with him and he wandered around for about five hours seeking help until he got a ride from an unknown female.  
Approx. 7 p.m. – Neighbor JS, who lives across from DV and BB’s apt and owns the surveillance camera that caught DV walking to his car alone, observed DV on his back patio smoking and said he had no forehead injury. “He didn’t have a big bruise or anything at all.” 
11:21:42 PM – DV and his son were dropped off at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in the Nissan Altima by an unknown female.  DV had also told police that he and his son walked to the hospital. They were treated for minor injuries.  
Approx. Midnight – Police were called to the hospital & MD was reported missing. 
Sun, May 5, 2019
6:57 a.m. Houston PD issued a press release 
8:27 a.m. Amber Alert was issued at 
Amber Alert was updated to correct Maleah’s age; she is 4 years old
12:18 p.m. Houston PD press conference 
Flyers were distributed and Oyster Creek Park at Hwy 6 and I-59 was searched by volunteers 
Neighbors said investigators were at the family’s apt on Kirkwood in Meadows Place on Sun, collecting evidence and talking to neighbors. 
Det. Sharp observed drops of blood in the hallway leading to the bathroom and on various surfaces of the bathroom. CSI used a reagent which reacted to the presence of blood not visible to the unaided eye. 
BB was interviewed by ABC13 and said she is terrified for Maleah. 
TXEQ searched Hwy 59 & Greens Rd in NE Houston where DV said the abduction took place. Tim Miller (“TM”) said they want to start checking every single dumpster just in case.  Later, they searched near First Colony Mall in Sugar Land. 
6. p.m. Volunteers met in Sugar Land to hand out fliers with Maleah's photo. 
6:30 p.m. BB and BB2 were interviewed by KHOU 
Tues, May 7, 2019
TXEQ searched near Hwy 59 and Greens Road, and then moved near the family’s home at 9850 S. Kirkwood. 
DV was named a person of interest in Maleah’s disappearance. Sugar Land PD (“SLPD”) said he changed his story, first saying he walked to the hospital, then saying someone dropped him off. SLPD is reviewing surveillance cam footage. 
Maleah’s biological father (“CD”) said he is searching the Brazos River for signs of the missing car. 
CD was interviewed for the first time and said he can’t control his emotions and has unanswered questions he needs DV to answer. 
Wed, May 8, 2019
TXEQ’s search was suspended due to heavy rains and flooding. 
During an emergency hearing, DV and BB were banned from having contact with any of their children. The court ordered Maleah’s younger half-brother to stay with his paternal grandmother. Maleah’s older brother is now in the custody of his paternal aunt, and if Maleah is found alive, that’s where she would go.  
Police released new photos of the Nissan Altima. 
HPD revisited Maleah's apt. complex 
TM flew over the Brazos River looking for the Nissan Altima. 
BB and volunteers handed out flyers in the area of the family’s apt. and asked for more volunteers on Thurs  
TXEQ requested volunteers to search for the Nissan Altima. 
Thu, May 9, 2019
TXEQ’s search shifted to searching very specific areas for the Nissan Altima. 
BB said she hasn’t spoken with DV in days, he doesn’t return her calls. 
It was reported that Maleah has not been at daycare since April 26. The owner of the daycare said DV picked up his son on Friday but Maleah wasn't with him. 
It was reported that DV hasn’t shown up to work at PharMEDium in a week, per a co-worker. DV was sent home because he was vomiting last week. He was officially “home with the flu” by Friday. This week he isn’t answering calls about absence. 
Approx. 10 a.m. The Nissan Altima was found by a taxi driver in a Missouri City business parking lot along Hwy 6 near FM 1092/Murphy Road. LE said the tires looked fine.  A laundry basket and gas can was found in the trunk of the vehicle.  Police K-9 dogs at the scene reacted to the trunk of the car for human decomp.  There was a smidget of gas left in the gas can. 
Fri, May 10, 2019
BB spoke to CNNValencia and said she no longer believes DV’s story and hasn’t spoken with him since Mon. She also says reports that she was "banned" from seeing her other children are not true and that her other children are staying with family members 
Volunteers searched Keegan’s Bayou Trail Friday night, a few miles from the apt. 
2:15 p.m.Activist Quanell X (“QX”) made a statement on behalf of BB. He stated that DV was seen on a neighbor's security camera with bottles of Clorox and a garbage bag before Maleah was reported missing, that DV carried a laundry hamper with the trash bag inside it from the apt, and that DV and BB had fought on Tues, 4/30 over explicit photos he sent to another man. Per QX, BB told DV she was returning her ring and was not going to marry him. QX also stated that DV would pick up Maleah from the daycare and take her back to the apt and there is reason to believe that DV possibly molested Maleah. QX said DV sent BB disturbing messages while she was in MA. 
Sat, May 11, 2019
2:40 p.m. The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force arrested DV at his brother’s home in Sugar Land on charges of evidence tampering. In addition to blood evidence linked to Maleah being found at the apartment, DV was seen carrying a full laundry basket from the apt. and the laundry basket was found in the trunk of the Nissan along with a gas can.   
The City of Houston issued a bulletin with photos of a gas can asking anyone who knows who sold the gas can to DV to contact LE. 
DV’s first court appearance in Harris County Probable Cause Court. A judge set bond at $1 million on the "tampering with evidence, namely a corpse" count, according to jail records.  DV said he plans to hire his own attorney. 
DV's case was assigned to Judge DaSean Jones, 180th District Court. 
Authorities said they don’t think Maleah is alive. 
Sun, May 12, 2019
TXEQ used a helicopter to scout search areas and look for signs of burnt ground near Ridge Point High School in Sienna Plantation.  
Houston Unsolved Homicides searched a wooded area in Alief. 
QX was interviewed by Khou 11. QX said BB needs a lot of therapy because she was abused as a child and was in foster care. Also, that DV stopped communicating with BB within 3 or 4 hours on the day after she returned from MA. He believes it was a family member who took DV to the hospital. "Many people did not know that he had dismembered this beautiful baby." He insinuates that human body tissue was found in the drain system, the pipes under the sink, under the bathtub, and around the creases and cracks of the bathtub. 
Parents Against Predators held a balloon release to raise awareness for the search. 
Mon, May 13, 2019
9 a.m. DV was expected in court but the hearing was reset to July 10. 
BB and Quanell X sat in the first row of the courtroom and were swarmed by reporters when leaving the courthouse. 
TM, CD’s cousin said she thinks both BB and DV deserve to be in jail. 
DV's bond was reduced from $999,999 to $45,000. 
Tues, May 14, 2019
TXEQ searched near Creepy Hollow Haunted House in Rosharon TX. 
It was reported that DV worked as a mail carrier at the Rosharon post office from 6/13/17 to 8/16/18. 
DV’s brother, JV, visited him in jail. He told reporters, “He wants the world to know he’s innocent.” 
JM’s search teams worked a densely wooded area at Cullinan Park in Sugar Land. 
Wed, May 15, 2019
A gag order was issued ordering attorneys and the media to strict confidentiality of the CPS records involving Maleah's family. The order says that if the release of this information continues, the pre-trial publicity will interfere with rights to a fair trial. The order includes documents involving the family since July of 2016. 
TXEQ searched DV's mail route in Rosharon because DV told his MIL about a year ago that if he ever killed anybody, he's got some places down in Rosharon where they'd never find the body.  (“MIL” is presumed to mean BB2 since this information was later confirmed with her daughter, BB)
7 p.m. A vigil and balloon release was held at Oyster Creek Park. 
TXEQ temporarily suspended the search until they have a better-targeted area. 
Thu, May 16, 2019
Crimestoppers offers a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. 
Nancy Grace podcast with guest, Tim Miller. TM said there was just a smidget of gasin the bottom of the gas can found in the Nissan. He also said that supposedly the children were taken to daycare the morning of April 30, that Maleah was brought back, that BB was in the apt for an hour and a half before she left for the airport, and that BB doesn’t remember seeing Maleah in the apt. 
BB, accompanied by QX, gave an exclusive interview to Fox 26’s Damali Keith. BB said she's unsure if Maleah was abused, that she was always home, she didn't start working until Jan because she was in school, and that she attended school a couple days a week. QX stopped BB from answering questions about CPS issues. BB said, “I know it didn’t make sense, but as a mother, I would rather hear that than to hear that somebody I loved killed my daughter. 
A tow truck took DV’s car from the apts after it was vandalized following Maleah’s disappearance. (According to QX) 
Fri, May 17, 2019 BB, with QX, was interviewed by Khou11. 
BB said she hasn’t really talked to her mom, who doesn’t want to be in the media.
QX says that BB didn’t confront DV about the “inappropriate photos of a sexual nature” until she was at the airport, did so by text, and the texts have been given to LE. DV responded by text and also kept calling BB but she didn’t answer.
BB said she was comfortable leaving the kids with DV because she thought whatever they had going on had nothing to do with the children.
DV didn’t tell her much when she returned, just mainly that he was sorry and that he tried to protect her (Maleah).
She noticed that the apt. was clean, the dining room light was on, and she didn’t notice that the laundry basket was gone.
BB said “we” filed the missing report on Saturday and police didn’t release DV until Sunday.
She said that she, BB2, and JV received a phone call saying that “they were there” (at the hospital). They all went to the hospital but weren’t allowed to talk to DV. When DV was released, he went to BB2’s house and they both stayed there.
QX explained that DV wouldn’t answer the phone when BB was waiting at the airport; she had no communication with him. DV had her house key with the key to her car.
At 17:08 in the video BB says, “My suspicion grew Monday after he had been released and he did not want to talk, um, his family wouldn’t let me talk to him.”
BB said DV has never abused her physically or verbally.
QX says BB left for the airport not knowing that DV had snuck Maleah back in the house.
BB said her aunt paid for her ticket to MA and that she (BB) couldn’t afford to take her children.
Sun, May 19, 2019
A vigil and balloon release took place at Brewster Park. 
Mon, May 20, 2019
A small group of people protested in front of the CPS office in SW Houston. 
DV’s father, JV Sr. is interviewed by a YouTuber. 
JV Sr. said his son is not only innocent but also victim of character assault by BB, that “they” set him up, DV loved that family, and had taken care of Maleah since she was one year old.
He claims that BB told his son, “I'm about to get a Lifetime movie out of this.”
JV Sr. said that DV initially helped BB and CD search for Maleah until he was threatened and mobbed, and that BB and CD “came at him real crazy.”
JV Sr. also claimed blood that police said matched Maleah actually matched Maleah’s brothers’ toothbrush. He said, “It’s not her blood.”
He thinks the DA is interested in publicity and said that DV has never worked a postal route ever.
According to JV Sr., when his son JV left town with his family, HPD stopped them, made them get out of the car, and searched it to make sure DV and/or Maleah were not in the car. HPD then went to JV's house and arrested DV.
Regarding the laundry basket and bleach, JV Sr. said, "He was actually doing laundry. He cleans the house. He cooks. He takes the kids to daycare. He does all of those things."
JV Sr. said he believes his son is innocent and he believes his story.
Tues, May 21, 2019
BB received criticism for not deleting Instagram posts with photos of DV
Wed, May 22, 2019
BB and CD attended a scheduled CPS court hearing. CD testified that DV would not allow him or his sister to see Maleah on the evening of May 3, claiming she had the flu.  
Thu, May 23, 2019
HPD held a press conference. Chief Art Acevedo offered a new $5,000 reward, said they believe Maleah is dead, and DV’s story has a hole big enough to drive a big rig through it. 
RB and KB, a/k/a uncle Dude & Nene, from Lake Charles, LA., pledged an additional $10,000 for a total of $15,000 for information leading to the finding of Maleah. 
Fri, May 24, 2019
JM’s group organized a large search and requested 150 people to meet at the coroner of Bissonnet and Kirkwood 10:00 a.m. on Sat. 
Sun, May 26, 2019
A candlelight vigil was held at Sam Houston Park on Bagby Street. 
A prayer service was held at Christ Fellowship Missionary in NW Houston. 
Tues, May 28, 2019
QX is no longer representing BB, who says she parted ways with him because he lied about various things. QX said BB wasn’t truthful and he met with the DA. 
Wed, May 29, 2019
DV's attorney filed a motion to withdraw as counsel. DV has failed to comply with terms of the employment agreement and payments have not been made.