Prayer service to be held for King Jay Davila

Service scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday at Monterrey Park

SAN ANTONIO – A church is hosting a prayer service for King Jay Davila, the 8-month-old boy who has been missing for nearly a week.

The prayer service, hosted by Last Chance Ministries, will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday at Monterrey Park 6060 W. Commerce St.

"This gathering, this prayer is to bring awareness to let the people know that there's still hope," said Pastor Jimmy Robles. "And we pray for nothing but the best -- that he comes back safely from wherever he's at."

Robles said the service is intended for the entire city and that everyone is welcome.

"It doesn't matter what religion you are, what color, what race," he said. "It doesn't matter. This is a time that we come together. We just pray, because prayer can move mountains. Prayer can do a lot of things. We all know that, so we are going to pray for his safety."

The baby was reported missing Friday night after police received a call that a woman had driven off in the baby's father's car from a convenience store in the 300 block of Enrique M. Barrera Parkway with King Jay inside the vehicle.

Police Chief William McManus said the incident was a staged kidnapping and that it was a cover-up for "foul play."

The baby's father, Christopher Davila, is charged with child endangerment in connection with the infant's disappearance and is currently out on bond.

Davila's cousin, Angie Torres, is believed to have driven away in the car and was arrested on an unrelated charge of aggravated robbery.

Police on Tuesday asked the public for help locating a woman named Savannah Ozuna, who may have information relevant to the case. Authorities did not implicate Ozuna in King Jay's disappearance but said she was a "possible witness."

Police located Ozuna on Tuesday night but did not have further updates in the case.

During a press conference Wednesday, Sgt. Jesse Salame, of the San Antonio Police Department, said that people can help by coming forward. 

"You know, the main thing is if you have any information or if you know of someone who has information, no matter how insignificant you think that it is, if you saw something or heard something, call it in," he said.

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