Police search local landfill for remains of missing Savannah toddler Quinton Simon

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The Chatham County Police Department entered a new phase in the Quinton Simon case today as they began a search of the Waste Management landfill for the child’s remains.

The Chatham County Police Department – with the assistance of the FBI – made the decision to search the landfill after evidence in the case led them to the conclusion that they could find Quinton’s remains at that location.


Both agencies spent the last several days mobilizing the manpower and equipment needed for the search, which began this morning.

The operation will include a team of searchers daily from the Chatham County Police Department and FBI, along with dozens of support personnel. The FBI’s Evidence Response Team is leading the landfill search, which will be a precise and extensive recovery mission for Quinton’s remains and other potential evidence.

Quinton was 20-months old when he was reported missing from his home on Oct. 5.

Police search local landfill for remains of missing Savannah toddler Quinton Simon
Quinton Simon

Last week, Chatham County Police announced that they believe Quinton is deceased and named his mother, Leilani Simon, as the primary suspect in his disappearance and death.

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