The Chatham County police in Savannah are holding a live press conference in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of missing 1-year-old toddler, Quinton Simon.
Watch the live presser below.
Police Chief Jeff Hadley provided the public with a previous update on Quinton last Thursday. He said that Quinton’s body has not been found, adding that evidence has led them to believe that the child is deceased.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Quinton’s mother, Leilani Simon, reported him missing on October 5; she said her current boyfriend saw the child at about 6 a.m. in the family’s Savannah home.
Later, when Simon woke up, Quinton was gone, according to what she told a 911 dispatcher. She made the 911 call shortly after 9:30 a.m., telling the dispatcher she found the door open, although Quinton isn’t able to open the door by himself.
“Thinks someone came in and took him,” the dispatcher told responding officers.
Police launched an extensive search of the area, calling in help from other nearby jurisdictions as well as the FBI. As of October 18, Quinton remains missing but police said earlier this month that the child is likely dead.
Leilani Simon has been named the primary suspect in the child’s disappearance and presumed death, but so far, no charges have been filed against her in the case.
The case was initially treated as a missing persons case after police said they didn’t see any initial evidence of foul play. Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said during a previous October press conference that the investigation has now turned into a criminal investigation as police dig to uncover what happened.
To Report Information on Quinton Simon
- Call 911 or submit a tip to the Chatham County Police Department’s Crime Tip at https://police.chathamcountyga.gov/Tips.
- Submit a tip through the CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757.
- A dedicated tipline has been established for the case at 912-667-3134.
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[Featured image: Facebook- Leilani Simon/Chatham County police – Quinton Simon]