Maliyah Bass buried in Dallas after 2-year-old girl's body found in Brays Bayou

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Maliyah Bass laid to rest after she was found dead in Brays Bayou
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The 2-year-old girl was remembered by family and loved ones nearly two weeks after she disappeared from her family's Houston apartment.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- On Friday, family and friends said goodbye to 2-year-old Maliyah Bass in Dallas.

According to the Sandra Clark Funeral Home, the toddler's service started at noon following her burial at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed Bass' body had been found dead in the Brays Bayou a week after she went missing from a playground at her parents' apartment complex.

The identification came a day after Maliyah's grandmother spoke to ABC13 about their family's grief over losing the 2-year-old little girl.

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"She loved Baby Shark. She loved pink. She loved Minnie Mouse," Rosalie Jimerson said. "She was just my everything. I hate that she's gone but I want justice for Maliyah."

Police say Maliyah's mom told them the 2-year-old was playing in the courtyard outside their apartment in 10600 block of Beechnut Street. The 20-year-old said she left the toddler alone for a few minutes. When she came back, Maliyah was gone.

Police believe foul play was involved in the child's death. So far, no arrests have been made.

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