Quinton Simon: Searching for missing toddler in Savannah, Georgia


Authorities are scrambling to find a toddler who disappeared from his home in Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday morning, according to a Facebook post by the Chatham County Police Department.

Police said they were working 18 to 20 hours a day in hopes of finding 20-month-old Quinton Simon alive.

The FBI is also assisting in the investigation, according to police.

The child’s mother, Leilani Simon, 22, told police she last saw him in his enclosure around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, CNN affiliate WJCL reported. He was reported missing after 9:00 am that day.

According to CNN affiliate WTOC, the initial report was that the child was distracted.

Lelani Simon’s mother, Billie Jo Howell, and her husband have custody of Quinton and his three-year-old brother, according to court documents obtained by the WJCL. Howell also filed to have Leilani and her boyfriend deported in early September, according to the WJCL.

Police did not say whether foul play was suspected in the toddler’s disappearance.

As of Sunday afternoon, there were no names of suspects or people involved.

Officials are looking for toddler Quinton Simon, who was missing from his home in Savannah, Georgia.

“Finding Quinton Simon is our top priority and our work is as strong as the day he disappeared,” police said in a Facebook post Saturday.

Police have searched the house, the backyard pool and a nearby pond, but found no trace of Quinton, according to the WJCL.

In a post on Sunday, police said they were re-investigating specific areas.

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