20 month old Quinton Simon has been missing since the 5th October 2022.
He was last seen at his home on Buckhalter Road, Savannah, Chatham County GA around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, by his mother’s boyfriend. He was reported missing to police that same morning at 9.40am when his mother, Leilani Smith, woke up. She said she last saw him in his playpen at home and the door was open when she awoke but her father called her a liar stating “She has lied to us so many times. And, I don’t know. It’s bad to say, but she just likes to lie.”
Quinton lived with his brother, his maternal grandparents, his mother and her boyfriend. The grandparents, Thomas and Billie Jo Howell, told the news station WJCL they are Quinton’s and his 3-year-old brother’s legal guardians.
Billie Jo was trying to get the couple evicted and charged with causing property damage.
Authorities have “conducted multiple interviews, executed multiple search warrants and we’ve canvassed numerous specific geographic areas,”
They have had contact with Quinton’s biological father and said he’s not a suspect.
“I am frustrated. I’m frustrated because we don’t know what happened to Quinton and think how many people love him. Think about how many people are affected by that, not only his close family, the neighbors, staff, anyone and everyone that cares about people, that cares about children, that he is safe, that we don’t know what happened to him. I am frustrated,”
“I keep saying it’s a missing persons case because that’s all we know for sure. We don’t have someone that’s deceased. We haven’t located a crime scene or even a deceased person that would indicate that something nefarious happened there. We just don’t have, you know, an actual person to locate and we’re hoping that, you know, there’s some reason where there’s someone that knows what happened to little Quinton and we can bring him home safely,” said Chief Hadley.
Speaking to local news station WSAV-TV, Diana McCarta, who said she had been babysitting Quinton and his brother for six months, said she had seen the boys as recently as the day before Quinton disappeared.
She was supposed to watch them that Wednesday morning but instead received an unusual text message, according to the report.
“I got a text this morning saying they would not be here, would not be babysitting them at 5:29 [a.m.],” McCarta told WSAV-TV. “Which was kind of odd because I have them even when she doesn’t work,” she said, reportedly referring to the children’s mother.
McCarta then received a text message from Quinton’s other relatives around 9 a.m., asking if she had seen Quinton, according to the report.
“I immediately go to their house. I try to help them look, they didn’t want that. So, I’ve been just waiting around like everyone else,” she went on. “My heart is broken. I’m not his mother. I’m not his family. But I love him very much And I just don’t know what could happen.”
Police, drones, helicopters, horses, and tracking dogs have all been used in the search, according to the neighborhood police station.They have looked through his house, a pond, dumpsters, drainage pipes, and the neighboring forests. They have also drained the family pool
“She hasn’t always done the right thing,” Billie Jo Howell said of her daughter in an interview with the station. “Sometimes she does really great, sometimes she doesn’t … I don’t know if I can trust her — I don’t.”
Grandmother – Billie Howell
Bio Mom – Leilani First Second
Moms boyfriend – Daniel Youngkin
Posted 11th October 2022
Missing Georgia toddler’s grandmother posts strange Facebook message as search for boy nears 1 week
Quinton was named after his uncle, who is in jail for murder
Quinton was last seen wearing a light blue Sesame Street shirt and black pajama pants
The Chatham County Police Department released a new tips number regarding Quinton Simon, the toddler last seen at his home on Wednesday.
In a post on their social media page Sunday afternoon, Chatham County Police said the new tips number for this case is 912-667-3134. This goes directly to a detective and is only for tips regarding information that might help find the missing toddler.
Police say if you get the voicemail, please leave a message and If you think you see Quinton, please call 9-1-1.
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Oct. 13, 2022, 3:57 AM BST
By Phil Helsel
Georgia officials said Wednesday night that they think a 20-month-old toddler who was reported missing a week ago is dead.
Chatham County police tweeted that they consider Quinton Simon’s mother to be “the prime suspect in his disappearance and death,” but they also said no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
“We are saddened to report that CCPD and the FBI have notified Quinton Simon’s family that we believe he is deceased,” police said.
Police did not provide additional details or say why they believe the boy is dead or how he died.
Quinton was reported missing from his home in an unincorporated part of the county near Savannah on Oct. 5, police have said.
“We know that thousands of people around the world will be heartbroken by this news, and we share your sorrow,” police said Wednesday evening.
The police department said that it expected to hold a news conference Thursday and that it would make no additional statements until then
2 thoughts on “Quinton Simon – Missing In Georgia”
The police have found evidence about the missing boy. The mother went out in the car that morning and came back about 9am. She did not ring 911. The Grandmother had custody of 2 of the kids but not the baby. The baby sitter has spoken out about what the family were like, her concerns about the mother and BF. The bruises on Quinton. Never sending any formula or diapers or anything with them for the kids. The mothers car has been taken away by LE and the house searched again. That poor boy is dead by the hands of the mother and BF i think.
They have found Jullissa who went missing in the early hours of the morning. She was last seen going to an AM/PM store in her car. She had been at a party earlier but had an argument and left. AWP did a search of the Avocado Lake but found nothing. The Sherrif who is running the case found tyre marks going off the road to a cliff, where her car and herself where found. It was not far from Avocado Lake.