Mom of missing Georgia toddler charged with malicious murder after boy’s remains found in landfill: ‘She doesn’t deserve Thanksgiving’
The mother of the Georgia toddler who was reported missing early last month has been charged with murder after human remains were found at a Chatham County landfill.
The Chatham County Police Department announced on Monday that 22-year-old Leilani Simon had been arrested and charged with malicious murder in connection with the disappearance and death of her 1-year-old son Quinton Simon.
The suspect, also burdened with concealing the death of a person, hoaxing, and making false statements, was taken into custody and taken to the Chatham County Detention Center.
The CCPD does not anticipate any further arrests in connection with this case, notice that with Simon’s arrest, “we are one step closer to bringing justice to little Quinton,” who was first reported missing from his home in Savannah, Georgia on Oct. 5.
The New York Post reported The suspect shared that the boy was last seen at the Savannah home with boyfriend Danny Youngkin, her 3-year-old son and her mother, 45-year-old Billie Jo Howell. Howell had custody of both children.
The victim’s babysitter, Diana McCarta, said WSAV that she had been caring for Quinton and 3-year-old Zayne for six months.
McCarta was supposed to babysit the boys the morning Quinton went missing, but “got a text … saying they wouldn’t be here, they wouldn’t babysit at 5:39.” [a.m.] Which was kind of weird because I have her even when she’s not working.”
McCarta told WSAV she received a text message at 9 a.m. asking if she had seen the boy. The babysitter immediately went to the Simon house.
“I’m trying to help them look, they didn’t want that,” McCarta said. “So like everyone else, I just waited.”
Although “not his mother,” McCarta insisted that she loves the boy “very very much.”
On October 12, the CCPD said A statement said: “We are sad to report that the CCPD and FBI have notified Quinton Simon’s family that we believe he has passed away. We have named his mother, Leilani Simon, as the prime suspect in his disappearance and death.”
life thrown away
Child Welfare Services removed her other two children on the day that Leilani Simon was named the prime suspect.
court records received from the sun claimed Simon was “a chronic, unrehabilitated drug addict of cocaine and cannabis” who tested positive for cocaine at the birth of one of her children.
The victim’s grandmother, Howell, suggested the toddler drowned in a bathtub because the suspect and her boyfriend passed out on drugs.
TheDailyMail.com get sound an 11-minute phone conversation between Howell and the victim’s biological father, Henry “Bubba” Moss.
In the call, Howell can be heard saying, “I have a feeling, honestly and honestly, Bubba, I’m not going to lie to you, I have a feeling there’s been an accident … I have a feeling something happened during.” Quinton there was the bathtub and he was drowning and they were both high. That’s my theory.”
The boy’s father said: “Damn, they should have just called the police if something like this happened.”
Corresponding WSAVLeilani reportedly told police Moss took the child away – a claim police were quick to dismiss.
After it was determined that the boy’s father had not taken him, the FBI and local police made a significant search effort, using a drone, two helicopters, police officers on horses, and sniffer dogs. For weeks they searched dumpsters, drains and forests.
While law enforcement officials used their “massive… laborious“Find the suspect whose three children were fathered by three different fathers, allegedly went into town, flirted and drank at a popular bar on Tybee Island.
A month later, police found remains at a landfill in Chatham County. WASV reported that on November 18 law enforcement officials sent the remains away for testing.
According to CCPD chief Jeff Hadley“The FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia has confirmed that these are indeed human remains.”
The CCPD has “a high level of confidence that these are Quinton’s remains.”
Hadley could not comment on whether the boy was dead before he reached the landfill.
Hadley was visibly upset when he announced Leilani Simon’s arrest and the little boy’s fate, saying the suspect “doesn’t deserve Thanksgiving.”
“When we first got the call that Quinton was missing, we hoped we would find him alive and unharmed,” Hadley said. “But as we have been telling you for weeks, all our evidence points to his mother being responsible for his death and disappearance and that his remains were found in a landfill.”
Though Quinton is dead, Hadley stressed that at least the little boy will now have a proper resting place.
Leilani Simon arrested for the murder of Quinton Simon
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