We’re sorry to say that the CCPD and the FBI have told Quinton Simon’s family that we think he’s dead. We think that his mother, Leilani Simon, is the main person who took him and killed him. But no one has been taken into custody, and no charges have been brought. Follow For More updates on our website or Google News
A new video is said to show a fight between the grandmother of 20-month-old Quinton Simon and the nanny who takes care of him. On October 5, his parents said he wasn’t at home on the Georgia coast.
WSAV said that Quinton’s nanny called the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services because she was worried about the boy’s health. The news station has a video of a heated argument between Diana McCartar, the babysitter, and Billie Jo Howell, the child’s grandmother. In the video, Quinton’s grandmother can be heard saying, “This is my child, not yours.”
When the two women started yelling at each other, the fight that started in the nanny’s living room moved outside. So, a lot of what they said was hard to understand, but it was clear that they both thought the other was lying.
“My child is not dead,” the grandmother told her, accusing her of disturbing what she thought was a memorial for the babysitter. At one point, the grandmother seemed to blame the babysitter for giving her the chance to take the baby.
“Do you have Quinton? Do you have Quinton?” The screams of Grandma can be heard. The nurse said, “I don’t have Quinton.” The grandmother said as she left, “You’re the only one who can come into my house.” Quinton’s nanny called the police, and they told her the night before he went missing that they didn’t need her help that day.
Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said that the boy’s mother told investigators that her boyfriend got up around 6 a.m. to check on the boy in his enclosure. After three hours, she called 911 to tell them that he was missing.
Chief Hadley said that investigators went back to the Buckhalter Road home where the toddler lived with his mother, her boyfriend, his grandparents, and two other children. The K-9 will be used again to search the house and property by investigators.
This week, firefighters were called to help empty a pool in the backyard of a house. Investigators have talked to the child’s real father, but they don’t think he is a suspect.
On Tuesday, police said they had found evidence that could be very important to the case. Investigators say that they are looking at the facts. On Thursday, the chief will likely hold a news conference to talk about the case. The last time anyone saw Quinton, he was wearing a light blue Sesame Street T-shirt and black pants.
When Quinton went missing, the FBI and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies started looking for him. More than 40 FBI agents from the Savannah and Brunswick offices, as well as agents from special units like the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team, are helping with the case.