Police in Savannah, Georgia, think that the body of missing child Quinton Simon was dumped in a trash can and have started looking for him.
Last Monday, police said they think 20-month-old Quinton died, and they pointed the finger at his mother, Leilani Simon. Since October 5, the child hasn’t been seen.
Chatham County police chief Jeff Hadley said that no charges have been filed and that Leilani Simon is the only suspect. He said, “We’re not ready to charge anyone yet; we still need to do more work.”
Hadley said on Tuesday that Chatham County police have started an “extensive check of the waste management dump.” He said that authorities think Quinton was “put in a certain dumpster,” which was then taken to the landfill.
Will Clarke of the FBI said, “We’re not just going through this trash for no reason,” pointing out that there was evidence that led authorities to the big site.
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Hadley said that the search is only concentrating on the landfill right now.
Clarke went on to say that the police are not looking through the whole landfill. He said, “We’ve hired people who know how to search landfills to take us to the area where we’ll be looking.”
Clarke says that FBI agents from Atlanta and Quantico, Virginia, are there to help with the “systematic search.”
Hadley said that the work was “hard on the body, the mind, and the heart,” but he said, “I do not doubt that we will find his remains here at the landfill.”
The last time Quinton was seen was at his home in Savannah at 6 a.m., the chief said. on Oct. 5 by the boyfriend of his mother. Around 9:40 a.m., Quinton’s mother reported that he was missing. He said that after waking up.