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8-month-old San Antonio baby kidnapping staged, suspect arrested

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UPDATE: As of 9:45 p.m., Monday, Christopher Davila is out of jail on bond.

Police said the kidnapping of a 8-month-old boy was staged and the father's cousin, Angie Torres, 45, was arrested in an unrelated incident for a robbery charge.

8-month-old King Jay Davila was last seen Friday night inside his father's car on the 300 block of Enrique Barrera near Southwest 34th Street. His father, Christopher Davila, 34, was charged with child endangerment after the incident.

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"This is a staged event like we said previously," said Police Chief William McManus. "This was not a kidnapping. We believe the story of the kidnapping was made up to cover up foul play involving King Jay Davila."

Police identified the person who stole the car as Torres, who was arrested and charged for an unrelated offense. McManus said another person dropped off Torres who took the vehicle about a block away from the gas station on an adjoining street.

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Police believe King Jay Davila was not inside the vehicle at the time of the staged kidnapping. The car was found later nearby Rodriguez Park with the baby and keys missing.

King Jay Davila's mother, Jasmine Gonzales, disputed McManus' account of the event.

"Everything they're saying that my fiance has a part of this whole kidnapping is wrong I was on the phone with him the entire time," Gonzales said.

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"We understand the anguish and pain the mother is feeling right now," McManus said. "But I think the information we put out today refused all of the allegations made against the San Antonio police department."

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Police are still looking for King Jay Davila and are asking for the public's help in the case. McManus said the police department will continue its search at Rodriguez Park.



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