Arkansas bridge to be renamed for slain Texas girl, 4

1 year 9 months 1 week ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 October 18, 2019 12:20 PM October 18, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FULTON, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas is dedicating a bridge in honor of a 4-year-old Texas girl whose remains were found in the area.

Maleah Davis from Houston was reported missing in May. Her remains were found in June alongside Interstate 30 near Hope, Arkansas, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of the Texas-Arkansas state line.

The Arkansas State Highway Commission voted in July to rename the Red Lake Road Overpass that crosses I-30, near where she was discovered. The Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge sign will be unveiled Nov. 9.

Maleah's death was ruled a homicide, and the investigation is ongoing.

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton requested a permit for the sign to honor Maleah and other missing and abused children across the country.

Funds for the sign came from an anonymous donor.

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