SAN ANTONIO -- Hours after the body of 8-month-old King Jay Davila was found in northeast San Antonio, hundreds gathered on the Westside to celebrate the life of the infant.

  • Many stood in the pouring rain at Monterry Park
  • People had followed the story, lived in the area
  • Local councilman Greg Brockhouse joined the community

Family, friends and many strangers stood in the pouring rain on Friday evening at a memorial service for King Jay at Monterry Park.

Many people didn't even know the baby.

Some were there because they had been following the case since it was first reported, and others felt particularly close to King Jay because they lived near one of the places associated with his disappearance.

The service was hosted by Last Chance Ministries and people from across the county came to speak, as well as local councilman Greg Brockhouse, and one of King Jay's cousins.

"We believe that everyone involved will be brought to justice and that God will bring forth the truth, and everything that happened to baby Jay will be brought to light,” Adriana Gomez said. “Baby King was such a joyful baby, always laughing. He had a beautiful smile that always lit up the room."

Gomez also took a moment to thank law enforcement for their work.

Police are continuing to investigate what happened to King Jay.