MALEAH DAVIS: Houston prepares to honor little girl week after body found

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It's the face Houston has come to know, and now mourn. Four-year-old Maleah Davis was found in rural Arkansas one month after she went missing.

"Four-years-old, she haven't even started life," Patricia Walker said.

Walker never met Maleah but thought of her as one of her own, even writing her a poem. Walker, like so many other Houstonians, is touched by the 4-year-old's story.

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"I think, 'Is there anything I could've done differently? Is there anything anyone could've done differently?'" Walker asked.

Another mourner, Raejenell Brandon-Smith, didn't know Maleah, but was shocked by the news of her death.

"It makes you want to hold your kids a little closer," Brandon-Smith said. "Regardless, if she was loved by them, she was loved by me, she was loved by my family, she was loved by all of us."

There will be a walk held Sunday in Maleah's honor at City Hall at 7:30 a.m.

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