The mother of a missing 2-month-old Washington, D.C., boy was charged with murder on Friday, a day after police said they concluded their search of a landfill in Virginia.
WRC reported that Ladonia Boggs has been charged with Kyon Jones’ murder. Sources told WJLA that the infant’s body has not been found.
The search of a landfill in Charles County apparently did not turn up Jones as Metropolitan police Chief Robert Contee III told WTTG at some point that he is hopeful that “just perhaps this child is somewhere out there” and alive.
Jones was reported missing on May 7, two days after he was reportedly last seen at a residence in the 1500 block of Benning Road, Northeast. Authorities have not released additional details concerning his disappearance, except for saying Jones’ mother remains the sole person of interest in this case.
However, Henderson Long, the founder of D.C.’s Missing Voice, posted a video to Facebook which apparently shows WUSA interviewing Boggs about Jones’ disappearance. The mother is heard saying that her son, who was born prematurely, somehow died while they were sleeping and that she got rid of his body.
“I wrapped it up, took it outside, and disposed of it in the trash…and that’s what happened,” Boggs is allegedly heard saying.
For reasons unknown, WUSA has not publicized the interview. It is also unclear when the interview occurred.
However, sources told WRC that Boggs provided a similar account to police, who subsequently searched a landfill in Virginia for several days before concluding the search. The sources said officers searched Boggs’ home amid their investigation.
Contee revealed on Thursday that Jones’ mother was filmed throwing items into the garbage, but he did not say what those items were. It is also unclear when the video was shot.
Boggs is due in court on Saturday.
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[Featured image: Kyon Jones/Metropolitan Police Department]