BAY CITY, Texas - A day after his family reported him missing, the body of 17-year-old Devin Davalos was found at a boat ramp along the Brazos River in Brazoria County.
Police say the teen had been shot several times. Investigators haven’t charged anyone with murder, but two teens have been arrested. Both are connected to the case.
Michael Trevino Jr., 17, and an unidentified juvenile are both facing aggravated assault charges. No one has been charged with killing Davalos.
Investigators say suspects drove Davalos in his car to an area near a boat ramp in Brazoria County and dumped his body. His car was found burning near Old Van Vleck Road in Bay City.
As late as 10 p.m. Thursday, the Davalos family was desperately trying to find the teenager. In a post on Facebook, his older brother, Derrick, asked for anyone with information to call. When the phone rang, it was Bay City police telling the family investigators had found Devin Davalos’ torched car.
Derrick Davalos says that’s when the family knew something bad had happened.
“We knew it was going to be bad,” he said.
The family told KHOU 11 News police said several people were likely involved in the shooting, and the teen had been shot several times in different locations before his killers tried to dump his body in the river.
In a statement, Bay City police called the case complicated, adding the Texas Rangers had been called in to help.
“He was going to be 18 on Sunday," brother Damien Davalos said. “Heartbreaking he didn’t get to make it to his 18th birthday.”
The family has set up a GoFundMe to help with the unexpected funeral expenses. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Bay City Police Department at (979)-245-8500.