Police in Indiana have identified the boy whose body was found in a suitcase. Now his mother is wanted in connection with his death


Authorities have identified the boy found dead inside a suitcase in rural Indiana earlier this year, according to a Wednesday news release from the Indiana State Police.

The body of Cairo Ammar Jordan of Atlanta, Georgia, was found in rural Washington County inside a hard-shell suitcase with a “distinctive Las Vegas design on the front and back,” police said in April. State police were called to investigate after a resident who was mushroom hunting discovered the suitcase on April 16 and immediately called 911, the agency said.

An autopsy found Cairo died of electrolyte imbalance, officials said in May. The autopsy showed the electrolyte imbalance was likely caused by viral gastroenteritis, Indiana State Police said in a news release. The condition is an inflammation of the stomach and colon that results in vomiting and diarrhea, which can eventually lead to dehydration, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The boy’s blood toxicology was negative, the press release states. The autopsy report also indicated there were no significant traumatic injuries, meaning there was no anatomical cause of death, police said.

Dejaune Ludie Anderson

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Cairo’s mother, Dejuane Ludie Anderson, 37, on charges of murder, neglect of a relative resulting in death and obstruction of justice, according to the state police release.

Anderson is described as a black female with short, dark brown hair, standing 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. She is also known to wear wigs or hair extensions. Police said her last known location was in Los Angeles, California.

Police arrested another woman in connection with Kairo’s death on October 19. Dawn Elaine Coleman, 40, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was arrested in San Francisco, the release said. It is unclear what Coleman’s connection is to Cairo or to his mother.

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