San Antonio Police have charged three individuals in reference to the disappearance of 8-month-old King Jay Davila, including that proof suggests the boy could also be lifeless.
Police Chief William McManus stated at a press convention Thursday that the toddler’s father, Christopher, 34, his paternal grandmother, Beatrice, and cousin Angie Torres, 45, have all been charged with proof tampering.
Davila referred to as police final Friday night time to report that his automotive had been stolen from a fuel station whereas his son was in it. Surveillance footage confirmed that Davila had left his automotive operating and the door open whereas he went contained in the station’s retailer to buy some gadgets. The footage confirmed a girl entering into the automotive and driving away.
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Police consider the kidnapping was staged to cowl up foul play and have realized that the lady within the automotive was Torres.
“As I discussed beforehand this was a staged kidnapping meant to cowl up foul play. We’ve got statements from a number of witnesses that sadly lead us to consider King Jay is deceased,” McManus stated.
“We charged these three people with tampering with proof as a result of we consider that they participated in staging the kidnapping to cover King Jay’s physique so we couldn’t discover it to find out what occurred to him,” he continued.
McManus stated Davila’s cousin was dropped off on the fuel station by his personal mom. Torres reportedly instructed police that she realized from Davila’s mother that he “had severely injured” the kid. She additionally instructed police the route she took to get rid of the automotive seat.
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“We’re nonetheless actively in search of King Jay. We need to discover him as a result of we search justice for him,” McManus instructed reporters.
Police are looking a number of areas for King Jay however is not going to disclose them because the investigation continues.
“It’s onerous to fathom why somebody, how somebody may do one thing to their youngster no much less an 8-month-old youngster,” McManus stated.
He confirmed that the toddler’s mom remains to be beneath investigation and that there’s a risk that extra individuals could possibly be charged.
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The proof tampering fees are third-degree felony fees; every carries a sentence of as much as a decade behind bars.
Fox Information’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this story.