Remains believed to be Quinton Simon found; mother arrested on murder charge – WSB-TV Channel 2

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. – Chatham County police have arrested the mother of a missing Georgia toddler who is presumed dead.

The child, 20-month-old Quinton Simon, went missing from his home in the Savannah area on October 5. Police later determined that the toddler’s body was likely dumped in a dumpster and taken to a nearby landfill. They then announced that they suspected his mother, 22-year-old Leilani Simon, of his death.

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On Monday, Chatham County police announced they have arrested Simon and charged her with murder in connection with her son’s death. She has been taken to the Chatham County Detention Center, where she will be held pending a court hearing.

Investigators said they found what they believe to be Quinton’s remains at the landfill on Monday. The remains have been sent to the laboratory for positive identification.

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The police state that they do not expect any other arrests to be made in the case.

“We are deeply saddened by this case, but grateful that we are one step closer to justice for little Quinton,” police wrote on Twitter.

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It’s unclear what led to charges against Leilani Simon or why police waited more than a month to arrest her.

Police say they will hold a press conference this afternoon to release more information.

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