Believing child is dead, police focus search for King Jay Davila on northeast side
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE at 8:15 a.m.: San Antonio police say the father of King Jay Davila led them to the child's body, buried in a backpack, at the end of a dead end street in his northeast side neighborhood.
Just hours after revealing that investigators believe missing child King Jay Davila is dead, San Antonio police spent much of Thursday night and Friday morning searching an area on the Northeast Side.
The search went on for hours near the area of I-35 and Rittiman Road, under a bridge near the massive H-E-B warehouse complex. Police did not confirm whether they found anything at the site.
In addition to the active search, police sources said the child's father, Christopher Davila, faces a new charge of injury to a child in the case. An arrest affidavit was also released on Friday morning, detailing what some witnesses have told police about the case, including that King Jay was last heard crying on the night of January 3rd at Davila's house.
Davila was arrested Thursday night on a related charge of tampering with evidence; his mother Beatrice and cousin Angie Torres were also charged. It is possible the charges against Davila will be upgraded.
King Jay Davila went missing a week ago in what police described as a staged kidnapping. On Thursday, SAPD Chief William McManus said investigators believe the child is deceased, but that they are still searching for him.
Before SAPD's revelation, King Jay's mother told us over the phone, "My son is missing. Somebody knows something."