Relative of Baby King Jay breaks silence

A memorial grows at the end of Castle Lance Street, where the body of King Jay Davila was found buried on January 10, 2019. Three relatives, his father, grandmother and a cousin, are facing charges in the case. (Photo: KABB/WOAI)

SAN ANTONIO - For the first time since Friday’s emotional vigil, someone closely related to 8-month-old King Jay Davila is breaking the public silence.

"The last time I picked him up, he was laughing,” said the anonymous relative.

The man, scared for his own family’s safety, didn’t want to reveal his identity. Spanish is the loved-one’s first language, however he tried his best to answer our questions in English.

“We loved that baby a lot,” said Baby King’s anonymous relative. “We loved the baby. We took care of it, when we had it."

So far 3 arrests have been made in the case, all from Baby King’s paternal family. The man we interviewed Tuesday afternoon, is on King’s maternal side of the family.

"When was the last time you saw him?”, we asked the man, referring to Baby King. “Last Friday,” he answered.

The relative we interviewed wants people to know, the maternal side of the family isn’t related to the paternal side.

"I can't believe what he did,” said the anonymous relative, referring to Christopher Davila. “I don’t want people to think we do the same thing. You know what I mean. We’re not. I have the kids, everything is alright.”

Police continue to investigate King Jay Davila’s death. So far 3 arrests have been made, including King’s father Christopher Davila. Authorities say more people could be arrested in the future.

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