The disappearance of Quinton Simon: Video raises questions as cops drain pool behind toddler's home AGAIN

The disappearance of Quinton Simon: Video raises questions as cops drain pool behind toddler's home AGAIN
Investigators arrived to search the home of Quinton Simon and heard a pump running, suggesting authorities were draining the family’s pool in the backyard (Billie Jo Howell/Facebook and @BrettWSAV/Twitter)

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: Unusual footage has raised new questions in connection with the disappearance of Quinton Simon as cops searched his family home in Savannah, Georgia. On Monday, October 10, investigators arrived at the home of the missing child. A new footage where a pump can be heard running in the background has emerged, suggesting the authorities were draining the family’s pool in the backyard.

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A video on social media shows the home as a machine is heard in the background. A fire engine arrived at the scene after the pump was not flowing fast enough. The fire engine has been sucking the water from the pool and flowing it out of the master stream, The US Sun reported. The pool had previously been searched on Friday, October 7, and so was a pond near the home as authorities searched for Quinton

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According to Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley, detectives were working 18-20 hour days. They have searched several areas outside, he claimed. Meanwhile, public information officer Betsy Nolan said police received a search warrant for the pool. No other details have been released.

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A manhunt has been launched for Quinton, who vanished five days ago. Quinton Simon, who is 20 months old, disappeared from his home in Savannah, Georgia, on October 5. Police have now said finding him is their "highest priority". 

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The Daily Mail reported that there were issues going on within the baby's family, between his grandmother and his mother, Leilani. Simon's grandmother, Billie Jo Howell, has legal custody over him. The FBI and local police, who have launched a desperate search for Simon, have not ruled out the possibility of him being abducted. "I hope he's still alive. We don't have any information to believe he's not," Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said during a press conference last week.

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Police have been searching Simon's home, a pong, drainage pipes, and a nearby wood. His mother's boyfriend reportedly woke up at 6 am and saw him. When his mother woke up, he was apparently gone and she reported him missing just after 9.30 am. "I want him home. He's just a baby. Please don't stop looking," the grandmother said. His grandfather said, "We just want to know something. We are concerned with his wellbeing. He's a happy kid. He always had a big smile on his face. We're still hoping and praying."

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Court records obtained by WJCL suggest Howell had tried to remove mom Leilani and her boyfriend Daniel Youngkin from their home. She said she wanted the two of them to leave the house "as soon as possible" since "they have damaged my property and at this point no one is living in peace." It is unclear whether this has anything to do with the child's disappearance, and how long ago the record was lodged.

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Howell said of 22-year-old Leilani, "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," she said. "'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."

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