Vence originally told police that he was on his way to pick up Bowens from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday, May 3, with Maleah and his 1-year-old son. When he pulled over to check for a flat tire, he said three Latino men attacked him and knocked him unconscious. He said that he regained consciousness around 6 p.m. on Saturday, and found himself on the roadside in Sugar Land, TX, which is about 40 miles from the airport. His son was there, but Maleah was gone. He later went to a nearby hospital, where he reported the girl missing and his car, a Nissan Altima, stolen.