A Texas teen reported missing last week was found dead at a Brazoria County boat ramp, according to authorities.
As KHOU reported, 17-year-old Devin Davalos had been shot multiple times.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the case, police say.
An unidentified minor and Michael Trevino Jr., 17, are currently only facing charges of aggravated assault. As of the latest reports available, no one had been arrested for directly causing the victim’s death.
Local authorities have requested assistance from Texas Rangers as they investigate what has been described as a complicated case.
Police believe the two teens used the victim’s car to transport his dead body and dump it at the ramp along the Brazos River. The vehicle was later set on fire and abandoned in nearby Bay City.
“We knew it was going to be bad,” Davalos’ older brother Derrick said of his family’s reaction to a phone call from Bay City police Thursday night, just a day after the teen had been reported missing.
According to family members, police told them that they believe several individuals were involved in the shooting.
As the investigation continues, the victim’s family is left to grieve and plan an unthinkable funeral. The family is accepting donations toward those expenses with a GoFundMe fundraiser.
KTRK reported that his parents realized he was missing when he failed to come home from work Wednesday night. His torched car was found the following morning.
Authorities say they received information about the crime while interviewing suspects connected to an unrelated aggravated robbery investigation.
Damien Davalos told KHOU he was struck by the timing of the news, which drove home just how young his brother was when he died.
“He was going to be 18 on Sunday,” the older brother said. “Heartbreaking he didn’t get to make it to his 18th birthday.”
The Bay City Police Department is asking anyone with information about Davalos’ death to call 979-245-8500.
[Featured image: GoFundMe]