QUINTON Simon’s grandmother is pictured wearing an orange smock in her mugshot from her arrest this week.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said Billie Jo Betterton, also known as Billie Jo Howell, wore a suicide protective gown, although the reason remains unclear.
The nature of her arrest was not made clear in the Chatham Prison database, which listed a suspension from the juvenile court system.
Parla Parker, public information officer for the Chatham County District, declined to elaborate on the suicide prevention gown, citing federal requirements to protect inmate health information.
WSAV reports that Billie Jo, 45, has been arrested on grounds unrelated to the death of her grandson.
The juvenile court system clerk told the outlet that the case was closed and the office was “unable to discuss the matter.”
According to online records, Billie Jo is out of bail and her investigation is ongoing.
Monday’s arrest comes weeks after the arrest of Billie Jo’s daughter, Leilani Simon.
Leilani, 22, was charged with malicious murder, concealing the death of another person, false reporting and misrepresentation in connection with Quinton’s death.
Her next hearing is scheduled for January 11th.
Quinton’s remains were found on November 18 after weeks of searching at a Savannah landfill.
Quinton was reported missing on October 5, and the case quickly garnered national attention as the search dragged on with few clues as to where the boy was.
Cops eventually said Quinton was presumed dead and his mother was the prime suspect in his death.
Although the remains found at the landfill were confirmed as belonging to Quinton on November 28, his cause of death was not disclosed.
The case and Leilani’s erratic behavior received much attention from the media and the public.
Two weeks after the FBI completed the first day of searching for Quinton’s body at the landfill, several patrons and employees at Stingrays beach bar on Tybee Island revealed to The US Sun that they had seen Leilani and Billie Jo “having a good time.” had”. “Drinking tequila shots at the establishment.
“They were here. She was at a table but they were drinking,” a bar worker who asked for anonymity told The US Sun on Oct. 19.
“We have someone following the case here and she noticed them.
Leilani has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.
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