A 34-year-old man who initially told San Antonio authorities that his infant son was abducted has led investigators to the child’s body.
The body of eight-month-old King Jay Davila was found in a buried backpack less than a mile from his home Friday morning.
Investigators believe the boy’s father, Christopher Davila, injured the child severely then concocted a story that he was in the car when it was stolen from a convenience store.
Davila is being held on charges that include injury to a child although the charges could be upgraded depending on the outcome of the autopsy.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says, “Christopher has said that King Jay’s death was an accident, and he panicked and did not call 911.”
Also arrested are Davila’s mother and a cousin. Both have been charged with tampering with evidence.