Human Remains Found Under Trailer Identified As Missing Baby James Chairez

Human remains found at a trailer in Texas have been identified as the missing baby James Chairez.

The 20-month-old's family confirmed that the remains discovered in April under a mobile home in the west side of San Antonio had been identified through DNA testing.

His great-aunt Mariesol Benavidez-Gomez said in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday: "The results are in and even in my mind I knew it was James, my heart wasn't ready to let go.

"It's a positive test. The remains that were found at the mobile home are James. So, I thought I would let everyone know before hearing it on the media that I got the call.

"There is no more information, they can't tell me anything else. Next, they will continue the autopsy to find out the cause of death and when."

Benavidez-Gomez added: "Thank you all for your concerns and prayers, my family and I really appreciate that. Now comes the next step."

She later told the San Antonio Express-News that investigators had informed her the DNA samples provided by James' mother—D'Lanny Chairez, 20—were a match. reported that officers at the San Antonio Police Department also confirmed the identification on Wednesday.

James was last seen in public in January. The family reported him and his mother missing in February after she stopped visiting and responding to phone calls. Chairez was found on March 15 and was charged the following day with abandoning or endangering a child.

She was later charged with two counts of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Her bail was reduced from $250,000 to $150,000 in April and she was given a trial date of June 16.

Additional charges might now be laid against Chairez, said Bexar County District Attorney Joe D. Gonzales, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Investigators and FBI agents found the baby's remains on April 28, under the mobile home at 7600 W. Military Drive where James and his mother lived.

According to the newspaper, court documents said a previous search of the trailer by the San Antonio Police Department had uncovered a crib sheet with bloodstains on it.

The documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News also stated that Chairez had said she wanted to give up James for adoption and had not answered when asked about his whereabouts.

James' family said they had not seen the baby since Thanksgiving. After he went missing, they held vigils and events as part of a vocal campaign to find him.

Newsweek has contacted the San Antonio Police Department for comment.

Chairez is being held in jail
D’Lanny Chairez was arrested in March. Her son James was last seen in January. Bexar County Sheriff's Office