Georgia: Missing child presumed dead

A Georgia toddler who was reported missing by his mother last week is believed to be dead, and she is suspected in his death, police say. The Chatham County Police Department tweeted Wednesday evening: “We are saddened to report that CCPD and the FBI have notified the family of Quinton Simon that we believe he is deceased. We have named his mother, Leilani Simon, as the prime suspect in his disappearance and death. They followed up the tweet with a press conference on Thursday and said search warrants and evidence gathered led investigators to believe Quinton was dead. (WATCH THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE ABOVE) No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed, police said. Simon called the police on October 5 to report that his 20-month-old son was in his playpen before they discovered he was missing. Police searched the family’s neighborhood just outside Savannah for the toddler, who was described as last seen wearing a Sesame Street t-shirt and black pants. Within a week, police obtained a warrant and searched the family home with the help of the FBI. Investigators drained a swimming pool in the backyard and used dogs to search nearby woods. Police reports and court documents show there has been trouble in recent weeks between the child’s mother and grandmother, Billie Jo Howell, who had legal custody of him, and an older brother. Quinton, her mother, and her mother’s boyfriend lived with Howell. Simon called police on September 7 following an argument with his mother over laundry in which she said Howell pushed her against a wall, according to a police report. No one has been charged and an officer found no injuries other than Simon’s reddened elbow. leave as soon as possible. … They damaged my property and at this point no one lives in peace,” reads the September 8 court document. A few weeks later, on September 28, a Superior Court judge ordered Leilani Simon to pay $150 a month. in child support. Quinton’s mother reported him missing a week later. The police chief previously said officers had contacted the boy’s biological father and did not believe he was involved. Police never issued an Amber Alert for Quinton because they had no evidence the child had been abducted, he said.

A toddler from Georgia who was reported missing by his mother last week she is thought to be dead and is suspected of her death, according to police.

The Chatham County Police Department tweeted Wednesday evening: “We are saddened to report that CCPD and the FBI have notified the family of Quinton Simon that we believe he is deceased. We have named his mother, Leilani Simon, as the prime suspect in his disappearance and death.

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They followed up the tweet with a press conference on Thursday and said search warrants and evidence gathered led investigators to believe Quinton was dead.

(WATCH THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE ABOVE)

No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed, police said.

Simon called the police on October 5 to report that his 20-month-old son was in his playpen before they discovered he was missing. Police searched the family’s neighborhood just outside Savannah for the toddler, who was described as last seen wearing a Sesame Street t-shirt and black pants.

Within a week, police obtained a warrant and searched the family home with the help of the FBI. Investigators drained a swimming pool in the backyard and used dogs to search nearby woods.

Police reports and court documents show there has been trouble in recent weeks between the child’s mother and grandmother, Billie Jo Howell, who had legal custody of him, and an older brother. Quinton, her mother, and her mother’s boyfriend lived with Howell.

Simon called police on September 7 following an argument with his mother over laundry in which she said Howell pushed her against a wall, according to a police report. No one has been charged and an officer found no injuries other than Simon’s reddened elbow.

The following day, Quinton’s grandmother filed papers in Chatham County Magistrates’ Court to have Simon and her boyfriend evicted from her home, OMC-TV reported.

“I just want them to move as soon as possible. … They damaged my property and at this point no one lives in peace,” reads the September 8 court document.

A few weeks later, on September 28, a Superior Court judge ordered Leilani Simon to pay $150 a month in child support.

Quinton’s mother reported him missing a week later.

The police chief previously said officers had contacted the boy’s biological father and did not believe he was involved. Police never issued an Amber Alert for Quinton because they had no evidence the child had been abducted, he said.

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