Bexar County Jail
(L-R) Angie Torres; Christopher Davila; Beatrice Sampayo
Christopher Davila led police to the body of his son, King Jay Davila, ending the week-long search for the 8-month-old baby.
The search for King Jay came to a close
after Davila, 34, led police to remote location near Castle Lance and Castle Prince, less than a mile from his home on the city's Northeast Side. There, police uncovered the body of King Jay, who authorities have been searching for since his father reported him missing on Friday, January 4.
The child was wrapped in a blanket and buried in a backpack
Davila admitted to police that he was playing video games on Thursday, January 3, while his son sat in a car seat, though not strapped in
, on a bed in his room. Davila said the car seat fell over, causing King Jay to fall to the floor. An affidavit
states Davila said the baby might have hit his head on a piece of furniture as he fell.
Davila said a large bump started to form
over the baby's eye, but he was afraid to call 911. When he checked on his son several hours later, King Jay was dead.
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King Jay Davila
The confirmation of King Jay's death
comes after Davila staged a kidnapping on January 4. He told police he left his son in his unlocked car while he went inside a West Side convenience store. A woman, later identified as as Davila's cousin Angie Torres, was seen on surveillance footage getting into the vehicle and driving off. Torres was later spotted on different footage walking at a nearby park with a car seat in hand.
Davila, Torres and Davila's mother, Beatrice Sampayo, have all been arrested in relation to King Jay's death
. Davila faces charges of injury to a child and tampering with evidence and is currently in Bexar County Jail on a $750,000 bond. Torres and Sampayo were both arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence and are in jail on a $250,000 bond. Both women will also be charged with injury to a child.
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