SAN ANTONIO (AP)—San Antonio police say they believe an 8-month-old boy reported as abducted is believed to be dead, and three members of his family have been charged in the case.
Police Chief William McManus says the father, grandmother, and cousin of King Jay Davila have been charged in the case of the missing baby. All are in custody on evidence tampering charges.
San Antonio police say they believe an 8-month-old boy reported as abducted is believed to be dead, and three members of his family have been charged in the case. https://t.co/seKfqu0oBC pic.twitter.com/QN85MIxTfW
— ABC News (@ABC) January 11, 2019
At a night news conference on Jan. 8, McManus said Christopher Davila is believed to have injured the child severely, then told police the boy was in a car that was stolen. McManus says Beatrice Sampayo, the child’s grandmother, is suspected of disposing of the child’s car seat and dropping off Angie Torres, the child’s cousin, who was seen on surveillance video as participating in a staged kidnapping.
A tragic and disturbing update to the disappearance of 8-month-old King Jay Davila and new information about the family members police say tried to stage a kidnapping: https://t.co/9UZCx7MCQG
— WTHR.com (@WTHRcom) January 11, 2019
McManus says the search continues for the child’s body.
Davila, who denied involvement in the child’s disappearance, is charged with child endangerment.