Missing toddler Quinton Simon is believed to be dead and his mother is the prime suspect, Georgia authorities said Wednesday night.
“We are saddened to report that CCPD and the FBI have notified Quinton Simon’s family that we believe he is deceased,” the Chatham County Police Department tweeted around 10:30 p.m. “We have named his mother, Leilani Simon, as the prime suspect in his disappearance and death. But, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.”
The 20-month-old went missing a week ago from his home in Savannah, Georgia in the early morning hours of Oct. 5.
The department said more details would be given in a press briefing at a time to be decided on Thursday and that no other information will be released until then.
“We know that thousands of people around the world will be heartbroken by this news, and we share your sorrow,” the department added.
Leilani, 22, was spotted leaving her family’s Savannah house on Wednesday afternoon before returning soon after. It was the first time she had been publicly seen since his disappearance.
The child reportedly lives with his brother; his maternal grandparents; his mother and her boyfriend.
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