Texas father admits kidnapping was staged, leads police to infant’s lifeless body – News – The Mexico Ledger – Mexico, MO


A Texas father who reportedly admitted to police that he staged the kidnapping of his 8-month-old son has led officers to the infant’s body, authorities in San Antonio confirmed Friday.

King Jay Davila was initially reported missing Jan. 4. His father, Christopher Davila, said King Jay was in a running car that was stolen from outside a convenience store by a stranger.

But San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told local TV station KSAT that the car was actually taken by one of Christopher Davila’s cousins — something that had been arranged in advance.

“This was not a car theft,” McManus said in a KSAT interview. “This was not a kidnapping. This was a staged event.”

Eventually, police say Christopher Davila came clean and led them to a field about a mile from his home. There, King Jay’s body was found.

Police believe the 8-month-old was dumped there after he was injured in an accident at the Davila home. Christopher Davila told investigators King Jay was in a car seat — unbuckled — atop a bed. When Christopher Davila sat on the bed, he said King Jay fell out of the car seat and hit his head on the ground.

A large bump reportedly appeared on King Jay’s head after the face-first fall. Christopher Davila claimed he was afraid to call 9-1-1 and, when he checked on his son a few hours later, he was dead.

King Jay was found buried, McManus told KSAT. He was wrapped in a blanket inside a backpack.   



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