Clayton's Survival Story
Watch Sheriff Pate discuss trusting his instincts
Joseph and Carmen arrived with Clayton in the backseat of the car. Sheriff Pate wrote in his initial report that the boy showed obvious signs of severe abuse and neglect. "Everything I saw initially, his visual appearance, was just as [the stepsister] had told me it was," he says. "He was a very tired, sick-looking little boy. A little boy that looked beat down."