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Autopsy results released for King Jay Davila

February 1, 2019 GMT

King Jay Davila, the 8-month-old infant who was found wrapped in a blanket and buried in a backpack in a Northwest Side field last month, died of a blunt force trauma injury, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday.

The report comes nearly a month after the boy’s father, Christopher Davila, 34, called police to report that his car had been stolen with his infant son inside.

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Police discovered King Jay’s body a week later and charged Davila with child endangerment, injury to a child and tampering with evidence. Police believe Davila staged the kidnapping with the help of two family members to cover up “foul play.”


Davila remains in the Bexar County jail on a $1.25 million bond. Now, he says King Jay died after the car seat holding the boy fell off a bed and hit the floor. He says he did not call 911 because he panicked.

Officials have hinted that they do not believe Davila’s latest account.

His mother, Beatrice Sampayo, 65, and his cousin, Angie Torres, 45, also remain in jail. They face charges of tampering with evidence for their roles in trying to cover up the death, police said.

This is a developing story.

Emilie Eaton is a criminal justice reporter in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read her on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | eeaton@express-news.net | Twitter: @emilieeaton