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.
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.
This 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.
On October 18, Chief Jeff Hadley of the Chatham County Police Department said that they will be conducting an extensive search of the Waste Management landfill located in Chatham County after gathering key evidence that led law enforcement to the area.
Chief Hadley stated that it is believed that Quinton’s body was thrown in a dumpster and later transported to the landfill off Little Neck Road near L. Scott Stell Park.
Quinton was 20-months old when he was reported missing on October 5, 2022, from his home. 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.
Drone video from Chatham County Police Department