A 22-year-old woman has been charged with the death of a 20-month child from Georgia who was initially reported missing in October.

The woman was identified as Leilani Simon. She was the primary suspect behind the disappearance and murder of Quinton Simon. The Chatham County Police had previously announced that they believe the human remains found on Friday, Nov. 18, was that of Quinton.

“We are deeply saddened by this case, but we are thankful that we are one step closer to justice for little Quinton,” the Chatham County Police Department announced following the arrest of the 22-year-old mother of three.

Authorities added that Leilani Simon was their prime suspect. She is now being held at the Chatham County Detention Center as she awaits her bond hearing.

“We do not anticipate any other arrests in connection with this case,” authorities said in a statement.

It was on October 5 when Simon first reported her son missing at around 9:00 a.m. He was last seen at a Savannah home which Leilani Simon shared with her boyfriend, her three-year-old son and her mother.

It was added that Simon believed that someone took Quinton from his playpen before 9:00 a.m. when she woke up and found the door open.

However, the 911 call came a few hours after the 22-year-old had texted the babysitter, Diana McCarta.

“I got a text this morning saying they would not be here — would not be baby-sitting them at 5:29 [a.m.]. Which was kind of odd because I have them even when she doesn’t work,” McCarta said to WSAV.

According to Henry Moss, the father of Quinton, she had not heard from Leilani for months. He also told cops that the 22-year-old woman was not a good mother.

“She’s a terrible person and she’s going to jail, or hell. She’s evil. She shouldn’t be here out in society,” Moss said to the Daily Mail.

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