THE grandmother of a missing baby has admitted she doesn’t know if she can trust her daughter – days after he mysteriously disappeared.
Little Quinton Simon, 20 months, remains missing after disappearing from his home in Savannah, Georgia on October 5.
FBI agents have joined the Chatham County Police Department in their investigation amid fears the teen may have been kidnapped.
Simon’s mother’s grandmother Leilani, 22, appears worried about trusting her daughter.
Billie Jo Howell told WJCL: “She hasn’t always done the right thing. Sometimes she’s really great at it, sometimes not.
“I don’t know what to think now.”
“I don’t know if I can trust her or not.”
She admitted she was “hurt” after Simon’s disappearance, stressing that she just wants him to come home.
Police said on Saturday that finding the baby was their “top priority”.
Court documents viewed by WJCL have revealed that Billie wanted Jo Leilani and her partner Daniel Youngkin removed from their home.
The newspapers claim the couple “damaged” Billie Jo’s property.
Police do not believe foul play was involved in Simon’s disappearance.
However, officials said they planned to “recanvase” certain areas of the search.
Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley told reporters, “We will continue to look at all angles and pursue all investigative avenues.”
Cops have used drones, helicopters, horses and sniffer dogs as part of search efforts.
They searched his house, a pond, drainpipes, dumpsters and the nearby forest.
Police revealed that Youngkin reported seeing Simon at 6 a.m. on the morning of his disappearance.
More than three hours later, he was reported missing by Leilani.
The boy’s biological father was not near him at the time of his disappearance, Hadley said.
Cops have said his disappearance does not appear to be linked to a custody battle.
No suspects or persons of interest have been identified.
Hadley said Leilani and Youngkin are “victims” at this point in the investigation.
According to the WTOC, initial reports claimed that the toddler had “migrated”.
Simon’s babysitter, who looked after the toddler for 10 months, is left heartbroken.
Diana McCarta told ABC7 that she couldn’t sleep at night.
She described the past few days as “terrible”.
Simon was last seen in a light blue Sesame Street t-shirt and black pants.
Tips can be submitted online at police.chahamcountyga.gov/tips or alternatively on Crime Stoppers.
The public have been urged to call 911 if they see the boy.
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