Police searching for missing 20-month-old child on Buckhalter Rd.

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 10:54 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 6:18 PM EDT
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Chatham County Police Department is searching for a missing 20-month-old boy.

According to the police department, Quinton Simon was reported missing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday but has been missing from his home in the 500 block of Buckhalter Road since 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

He was wearing a light blue Sesame Street shirt and black pants.

Police are shutting down Garrard Avenue between Chatham Parkway and Louis B. Mills Road for the search.

Please call 911 if you see him or have information.

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Police mounted on horseback other agencies including the FBI trying to find 20-month-old Quinton Simon.

The search has been concentrated near Buckhalter Road in Chatham County. Police are not calling this an abduction or saying there has been any foul play.

Police confirmed there haven’t been any calls for a missing child from this home in the past and they have been interviewing all parties with connection to the child.

Neighbors have even stepped in to help police look, many of them hoping for only a positive outcome.

“I hope they find the child safe. That’s the biggest thing. That’s all I’ve thought about since 10 this morning or once I found out. I really hope they find him - he’s a young child,” said Tyler Edenfield, who lives in the area.

Some of them did what they could to help after either waking up to or coming home this morning to a crime scene

“I was thinking it was a home invasion or something like that and next thing I know it’s popping up on Facebook that there’s a child missing.”

The unknown is what has many people uneasy.

“It puts knots in my stomach you know,” said Stacie Smiley who helped search for the child.

Neighbors and people from surrounding counties are anxiously waiting for baby Quinton to be found safe

“It’s heartbreaking. I was telling my daughter before we came out here I couldn’t imagine having my child go missing....these are my babies.”

Police have suspended the foot search but another helicopter went up at dark.