The remains of Quinton have been reportedly unearthed from a landfill by the police.
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Leilani Simon has been arrested on the charges of killing her son Quinton Simon. The toddler was missing for many weeks and was reported missing by his mother Leilani to the local police. The charges of murder were pressed against the mother after the authorities found remains of a young toddler in a landfill recently.
Leilani Simon was taken into custody a short time ago, and is being transported to the Chatham County Detention Center where she will be held while she awaits a bond hearing. We do not anticipate any other arrests in connection with this case.— Chatham County Police Department (@ChathamCountyPD) November 21, 2022
Leilani Simon was the prime suspect according to the police who were investigating the missing boy. The case became sensational as there were no traces of burglary or struggle for defense in their home. Leilani had reported Quinton missing in early October and stated that she had last witnessed him in his playpen at their Savannah, Georgia, home, as stated in People.
After weeks of prolonged investigation for the search of a 20-month-old toddler without any evidence at hand, the Chatham County Police Department announced the woeful discovery of a body in the landfill.
Leilani Simon reported her son missing from their home on October 5, 2022. Since that time, millions of people have followed Quinton’s case and have been awaiting answers.— Chatham County Police Department (@ChathamCountyPD) November 21, 2022
Meanwhile, Leilani and her mother, Billie Howell, had stated that they have their hopes high on getting Quinton back happy and alive amidst the speculations of his death previously. They stated in an interview exclusively with WTOC that some people have gone so far as to leave signs saying things like “Baby Killer” on Quinton’s memorial, which deeply hurt them and the memories of him. "The Chatham County Police Department has arrested 22-year-old Leilani Simon and charged her with murder in connection with the disappearance and death of her son, 20-month-old Quinton Simon," wrote the Chatham County Police Department on Twitter.
In the series of tweets, it was also added that "Leilani Simon was taken into custody a short time ago, and is being transported to the Chatham County Detention Center where she will be held while she awaits a bond hearing. We do not anticipate any other arrests in connection with this case. Leilani Simon reported her son missing from their home on October 5, 2022. Since that time, millions of people have followed Quinton's case and have been awaiting answers."
The department continued its statement and informed the public following the news by saying that further details and pieces of evidence shall soon be accessible to the community. Chief Jeffrey M. Hadley will hold a news briefing however, the department wanted to report this development without delay. "We are deeply saddened by this case, but we are thankful that we are one step closer to justice for little Quinton," the statement concluded. According to Savannah Morning News, Hadley had previously told reporters that police believe that Quinton's body was put into a trash bin that was later dumped at the landfill.
It is not known if the accused Leilani has hired a lawyer who can comment on her behalf on the shocking spinoff of the case.
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