Leilani Simon, the mom of missing 20-month-old Quinton Simon was being evicted from the home where the boy went missing.
The search for the little boy has spanned 32 hours. On Wednesday officers from surrounding law enforcement agencies used horses, dogs and even drones to scour the area but found nothing. FBI agents have also gotten involved in the case.
That eviction notice was filed just under a month ago. The home where Quinton went missing is owned by his grandparents and just days after an argument at the home, Quinton’s mom and her boyfriend were told to leave following an argument reportedly about laundry.
Maybe the biggest piece of information in it is that Quinton’s mother, Leilani Simon told police in September that she didn’t want trouble because she was on probation. Just days later, Billie Howell, Quinton’s grandmother, filed for an eviction. In that notice, she said that her daughter, her daughter’s boyfriend and three kids were living in her home. She said they damaged her property and ”no one is living in peace.” Quinton’s grandparents told WSAV they just want Leilani to tell the police the truth.
“Cause she’s lied to us so many times,” Thomas Howell, Quinton’s grandfather said. “And, I don’t know, it’s bad to say but she just likes to lie.”
Today, federal agents went through dumpsters and searched the woods and along the freeway in the neighborhood.
“I’m dying and I need everybody to help. Anybody that knows anything. He’s just a baby,” Billie said while holding back tears.
So far, there has been nothing investigators have found to lead them any closer to answering where Quinton is.
Additionally, investigators pulled and downloaded records, possibly the phones of Quinton’s mom and her boyfriend, who their family said is still being held by Chatham County Police.
If anyone believes they have spotted Quinton, they should call 9-1-1. Other tips and information should be sent through the department’s online tip form found here: https://police.chathamcountyga.gov/Tips . You can also call Crime Stoppers at 912 234-2020 where tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.