Police in Georgia said that missing child Quinton Simon is now believed to be dead and that his mother, Lelani Simon, is the main suspect in the investigation.
Eight days after going missing, 20-month-old Quinton was reported missing by Chatham County police, who stated they were “saddened” to report that they feared he had passed away.
The message, which was posted on Facebook, stated that “Quinton Simon’s family has been alerted by the CCPD and the FBI that we believe he is dead.”
Quinton was last seen on October 5, and his mother, Ms. Simon, 22, has been identified as a key suspect in the boy’s disappearance and death.
She has been identified as the first suspect in the disappearance, which up until Wednesday night was being treated as a missing person’s case.
According to the police statement, “We have labeled his mother, Leilani Simon, as the key suspect in his disappearance and death,” noting that no arrests have been made and no charges have been brought.
On Thursday at an undetermined hour, Chief Hadley of the Chatham County Police is anticipated to give a press conference regarding the case.
Police added that until then, “We will not be making any additional statements or responding to any inquiries.” “We know that this news will break the hearts of thousands of people around the world, and we share your sadness.”
In an update on Tuesday, police stated that they had found evidence “that we feel will help move this case forward and we’re now trying to analyze the material to see where it leads us.”
All persons involved, according to the police, have cooperated with their investigation.
Chief Hadley stated last week, “We’ve attempted to use every available resource that we can that makes sense within the context of our investigation to try to obtain a better understanding of what’s occurred to young Quinton.
The area surrounding the property where Quinton was last seen at 6 a.m. on October 5 had also been re-canvassed by Chatham County authorities with assistance from the FBI, including the backyard pool that had been drained earlier this year.
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