Social media spreading story of search for King Jay Davila around the globe
SAN ANTONIO – It’s been at least six days since 8-month-old King Jay Davila went missing.
The child is at the center of what police are calling a kidnapping hoax used to cover up foul play.
The story has been international news and is being shared by thousands of people across the globe on social media.
At a rate of about 400 people a day, more and more people are joining the ‘Where is King Jay Davila’ Facebook page.
“It kind of blew up,” said Michelle Centanni, she started the Facebook group from her home in Pennsylvania. Centanni says she starts Facebook groups for missing kids as a hobby.
“When we first started the group, the mother was in the group along with Savannah was in the group, we have had quite a few people in the group who are cousins,” Centanni said.
People from around world joining the group, seeking clues to the location of King Jay.
Some playing amateur detective, posting photos from Google, others commenting with speculation.
Some people are even posting psychic readings.
There's a lot of finger pointing and at times people post pretty nasty things.
"It kind of gets impossible, for the few people that we have managing the group, to see everything and get it removed. We are trying to make sure that anything that is inappropriate gets removed," Centanni said.
According to Centanni, she has gotten tips from people's posts and direct messages and she passes those to the police.
"I believe that King Jay will one day eventually be coming down this slide or be playing here,” said Pastor Jimmy Robles of Last Chance Ministries while walking past the playground at Monterrey Park.
Robles is preparing for a public prayer service at the park Friday night at 7 p.m..
He's not calling it a vigil and he prays king jay is still alive out there somewhere.
"That someone that might see this will feel some conviction or someone that knows something will actually make a phone call and we can bring baby king Jay Back safely," Robles said.
Last Chance Ministries is looking for donations for the prayer service. The need people to donate candles, balloons and helium. Anyone who would like to donate can take the items to the church at 404 Brady Blvd.