The mother of a MISSING toddler shared a powerful post before police named her as the prime suspect in the boy’s disappearance.
Police on Wednesday made the tragic announcement that Quinton Simon, a 20-month-old boy, is believed to be dead after he mysteriously disappeared from his home on October 5.
Leilani Simon, the boy’s mother, posted a photo of herself with the words “pretty but psycho” in September 2021.
The Chatham County Police Department and FBI continue to investigate her son’s disappearance.
While naming Leilani as the prime suspect, police said no arrests had been made at the time.
This comes after the mother was photographed leaving her family home for the first time since Quinton’s disappearance on Wednesday, Fox News reported.
videos on social media showed Simon locking her face and ignoring reporters’ questions as she sped away from the house where her son was last seen.
Police were embroiled in a frantic search for little Quinton, who had mysteriously disappeared from his home in Savannah, Georgia.
The somber announcement comes days after Chatham County Police said they had “seized evidence” they believed would help them “advance the case.”
Police released this information 24 hours after investigators were spotted Oct. 10 draining the pool at the family’s Savannah home.
“We returned today and re-searched the house he was last in,” Chatman Police Chief Jeff Hadley said.
However, police did not specify what evidence was uncovered.
On the day the child was reported missing, Chatham County Police Commissioner Jeff Hadley said Quinton’s mother’s boyfriend reported seeing him waking up at 6 a.m.
The Chatham County Police Chief added: “Mother woke up later at another time and reported the child missing at 9.39am.
“The boy’s biological father was not near him at the time of his disappearance.”
He concluded, “The child’s mother and her boyfriend were working with detectives.”
Some questions were asked about a 911 call that police refused to release.
Hadley said he would not allow access to the conversation in the event of any future criminal charges.
He added: “It can be frustrating for the general public, it can be frustrating for all of you that things aren’t moving as quickly as you might like.
“But we have to make sure we’re doing the right thing, that we’re acting lawfully, making sure we’re dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s.
“So when we discover evidence, it can be admissible in court and we can use it in court if we have to.”
Local outlet WJCL received the dispatch call, which was made after Quinton was reported missing.
An officer’s explanation can be heard over the audio: “The complainant has announced that her one-year-old son is missing.
“She woke up, her door was open. Told him he can’t open a door. Thinks someone came in and took him.”
Court documents made available to the WSAV revealed that Quinton’s mother, Leilani, had reportedly been convicted start paying child support for Quinton and his older brother.
The decision was made a week before the 20-month-old boy’s disappearance and was submitted to the case officer on the morning of the little boy’s disappearance.
Court documents reviewed by WJCL showed the family were also at odds before Quinton’s disappearance.
Records revealed that Billie Jo Howell, Quinton’s grandmother, wanted Leilani and her boyfriend Daniel Youngkin removed from their home.
The newspapers claimed that the couple had “damaged” Billie Jo’s property and that Leilani had allegedly stolen from the family in the past.
“She didn’t always do the right thing,” said Billie Jo.
“Sometimes she’s really great at it, sometimes not. I don’t know what to think now. I don’t know what to believe because I don’t think anyone ever believes this will happen to them.
“I don’t know if I can trust her or not. All I know is that it hurts me and I want this baby home. He’s my baby.”
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