There are a lot of unknowns surrounding the investigation into the disappearance of Maleah Davis. However, an anonymous tip has led detectives to the vehicle involved in the case of the missing 4-year-old.

As previously reported by Dearly, the girl’s stepfather claimed Maleah was abducted from a Nissan Altima, which happens to be owned by her mother.

A taxi driver spotted the family vehicle on the morning of May 9 and alerted authorities, reports KHOU.

Houston Homicide Detective Kenneth Fregia told the outlet that upon its first inspection, there wasn’t anything unusual about the car which was located in a commercial parking lot. The child’s stepfather claims the Altima was stolen when the family was taken hostage in Texas.

Detectives searched the trunk and tires. Fregia said:

“The car looks fine. Everything looks normal on the car. The tires look OK. It doesn’t mean they weren’t changed at some point, I don’t know.”

Nonetheless, police have taken the car in for further processing.

Maleah is recovering from recent brain surgery. She went missing on May 3, almost a week ago, but the Altima doesn’t appear to yield any visible clues to her disappearance.

Meanwhile, the search continues as volunteers and Texas EquuSearch have been looking for the child non-stop.

On, Wednesday police revealed they found inconsistencies in the stepfather’s story. Doug Adolph, the spokesperson for Sugar Land police, told ABC 7:

“During the initial interview, the man’s story did change several times and some of what he told us just didn’t add up.”

Specifically, the nature of how Darion Vence got to the hospital after the roadside attack is in question.

However, no arrests or charges have been filed at this time.

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