Quinton Simon: Police says odds of finding the remains of missing 1-year-old baby are low, mom is main suspect
Nearly four weeks have passed since Chatham County Police investigators started searching for the 20-month-old Quinton Simon who disappeared on Oct 5
CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA: Chatham County Police investigators starteare near to giving up their search for the 20-month-old Quinton Simon, who is thought to have disappeared from his Savannah home on October 5. Officials are now revealing that the likelihood of finding the toddler's remains is low. On Wednesday, Chatham County Police Department wrote on their official Twitter post, “Four weeks ago today, we received the call that would spark the largest search and most far-reaching investigation in the history of the Chatham County Police Department. It was the call that little Quinton Simon was missing. Today, the FBI and Chatham County Police Department searchers are continuing to work tirelessly in the landfill to recover Quinton’s remains.”
“After thousands of hours of investigating and gathering evidence, everything still points to Quinton being recovered in the landfill and his mother, Leilani Simon, as the primary suspect in his death and disappearance. We have spent two weeks digging through thousands of tons of garbage... We knew going into this landfill search, the odds of recovering Quinton’s remains were low,” the post added.
The police department went on to say, “Most landfill searches do not end in a recovery due to many factors including volume of trash to search and compression of the debris, however, we stay focused. The landfill search has been a task more grueling than anyone could imagine, & we would like to thank the dedicated CCPD, FBI, GBI & Chatham County Sheriff’s Office personnel who have gone to that site day after day – determined to find Quinton & to find answers.”
Four weeks ago today, we received the call that would spark the largest search and most far-reaching investigation in the history of the Chatham County Police Department. It was the call that little Quinton Simon was missing. pic.twitter.com/poUcDwbNVV— Chatham County Police Department (@ChathamCountyPD) November 2, 2022
“We would also like to thank the many people – both here at home and around the world – who have offered support and encouragement during these last four weeks. We appreciate every word and act of kindness for our department and everyone who is working so hard on this case,” the post remarked. The boy's mother, Leilani Simon, reported the toddler missing from his playpen to 911 on October 5.
The youngster is believed to be dead, and his mother is the main suspect, according to Chatham County Sheriff Jeffrey M. Hadley, who made the announcement two weeks ago after more than a week of looking for him. Earlier, a few local reporters that they have found the boy's remnants in a landfill, reported The Sun. Chief Jeff Hadley on Thursday, October 13, “What I can say is the evidence we have so far based on multiple search warrants and interviews have led us to the conclusion that Quinton is deceased.”