Was Quinton Simon murdered? Grandmom reveals spot where cops believe toddler's remains are buried
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: After the Chatham County Police Department said they believe Quinton Simon, a 20-month-old toddler who was missing since Wednesday, October 5, could be dead, his grandmother, Billie Jo Howell, has allegedly revealed where the cops found the little one's body.
Howell claimed to a few local reporters that they have found the boy's remnants in a landfill, reported The Sun. Police now identify the mother, Leilani Simon as the prime suspect behind the abduction.
Previously, Howell yelled furiously at the babysitter, Diana McCarta, for reminding her to conduct a memorial for the 20-month-old. The grandmother then shouted, "my baby's not dead." However, On Thursday, October 13, a mother who runs a page called, Darkness Exposed which discussed crime news extensively posted a photo of their chat with the grandmother who alleges, "Quinton has passed, He is in a landfilled and my daughter had done it. She has no memory of it." Though the account deleted these tweets immediately, some of the Twitter users captured screenshots of it and reposted the same.
A tweet by one of the users read," ***Breaking News*** Billy Joel Howell (the grandmother) of #QuintonSimon sent this message to Darkness Exposed in chat and said that Quinton is dead and is in a landfill. The mother has no recollection of it."
***Breaking News*** Billy Joel Howell (the grandmother) of #QuintonSimon sent this message to Darkness Exposed in chat and said that Quinton is dead and is in a landfill. The mother has no recollection of it. :broken_heart:— Ms Harmony ツ (@Ms_Harmony58) October 13, 2022
Link to live: https://t.co/LDn7IAaxGI pic.twitter.com/thCAnRcKez
Another social media user's tweet said the grandmother had confirmed Quinton was deceased on Facebook. The tweet read, "She confirmed it on Facebook."
She confirmed it on Facebook pic.twitter.com/VoeEsKAQI0— Michelle Adkins (@LMichelleAdkins) October 13, 2022
Meanwhile, Howell has previously stated about Leilani who is the prime suspect of the case, “She hasn’t always done the right thing, sometimes she does really great, sometimes she doesn't. I don't know what to think right now. I don't know what to believe because I don't think anybody ever believes this is going to happen to them. I don't know if I can trust her or I don't. I just know I'm hurting, and I want this baby home. He's my baby," reported The Sun.
Police claim they want to make sure they have solid proof before making an accusation or arresting her therefore they have not yet charged Leilani on any accounts. However, detectives said on Thursday, October 13 that they are unaware of Leilani’s whereabouts, reported Daily Mail. “I do not know where she is right now, today,” Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said at a press conference. According to Daily Mail, he stressed that she is not a "flight risk."