SAN ANTONIO – We now know the name of the child found dead inside a Southeast Side home Thursday afternoon. The medical examiner has identified the child as five-ear-old Josiah Williams. Police discovered the little boy at a home on Gayle Avenue. That's near Southeast Military and WW White. Josiah's guardians were taken in for questioning. Officers say they found "suspicious injuries" on the boy's body.
SAN ANTONIO – A five-year-old boy is found dead at his home and homicide detectives are piecing together the final hours and days of his life.
Police were called Thursday afternoon to a house on Gayle Avenue near Southeast Military and W.W. White.
San Antonio police officers say no arrests have been made but the adults who live at the home have been taken in for questioning.
Officers say when they got the call, they were told the boy was unresponsive and when paramedics arrived, he was already dead.
"I knew right away it was bad,” neighbor James Kaiser said. “I heard the sirens and the ambulances passing by fast and we don't hear that very often."
James and his sister Brittany were horrified as paramedics tried to revive the little boy.
"It just did not look good,” James said. “It doesn't look good. It doesn't look like the kid made it."
"Why? Why him?” Brittany said. “Innocent, defenseless."
Then, shock waves up and down the block as officers revealed they saw suspicious injuries on the boy’s body.
"They were in various stages of healing which can be an indication something else was going on,” Sgt. Javier Salazar said.
Sgt. Salazar said there were other kids inside the home and they’re all okay. He said they were in police custody.
The Kaisers said the family had lived in the home about a year.
"This happening down the street just a couple houses – wow – we never would have expected it at all,” James said.