Leilani Simon, mom of missing Georgia toddler Quinton Simon, charged with murder

Leilani Simon, mom of missing Georgia toddler Quinton Simon, charged with murder

The mom of Quinton Simon, the 20-month-old Georgia boy who vanished final month, has been charged along with his homicide and disappearance, police introduced Monday.

“We’re deeply saddened by this case, however we’re grateful that we’re one step nearer to justice for little Quinton,” the Chatham County Police Division tweeted, in asserting the arrest of Leilani Simon, 22.

The CCPD beforehand introduced their perception that Quinton was deceased. In addition they confirmed that Simon was the prime suspect.

Simon first reported her son lacking at 9 a.m. the morning of October 5. He was reportedly final seen on the Savannah dwelling she shared along with her boyfriend, her 3-year-old son, and her dad and mom, who had custody of each youngsters.

“Since that point, hundreds of thousands of individuals have adopted Quinton’s case and have been awaiting solutions,” police tweeted Monday.

Simon allegedly advised dispatchers that she believed somebody took her son from his playpen earlier than 9 a.m., when she woke as much as an open door.

Quinton Simon was reported lacking from his household’s Savannah dwelling.WJCL

The 911 name, nonetheless, got here a couple of hours after Simon texted Quinton’s babysitter, Diana McCarta, to cancel plans for the day.

“I received a textual content this morning saying they’d not be right here— wouldn’t be babysitting them at 5:29 [a.m.]. Which was sort of odd as a result of I’ve them even when she doesn’t work,” McCarta advised WSAV.

The investigation into Quinton’s disappearance rapidly turned legal in nature, shortly after Simon’s mom allegedly advised police that she didn’t belief her daughter.

The FBI has been aiding within the investigation.WJCL

“She hasn’t at all times achieved the correct factor,” Billie Jo Howell admitted in an interview.

Regulation enforcement had introduced search canines to the household’s dwelling, the place they scoured the inside in addition to the outside pool and close by pond. The FBI was additionally on the scene.

Chatham police mentioned extra particulars on Simon’s arrest could be launched quickly.

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