Candlelight vigil held for Quinton Simon at babysitter’s home

Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 9:00 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A candlelight vigil was held for Quinton Simon on Friday night.

He’s the one-year-old that went missing more than a month ago in Chatham County.

Law enforcement have been searching a landfill for weeks where they believe they will find his remains.

About two dozen community members gathered at his babysitter’s house for the event, as they said prayers and told stories about the toddler.

“Just in memory of Quinton, because he deserves it and everything’s gone quiet. So we’re trying to keep his name out there. That’s mainly what it’s for too, so we can learn all the positives things about him that we don’t know,” said organizer Mari Maddox.

The group says they intend to donate all the toys displayed at tonight’s vigil to a local charity in Quinton’s honor, as they hope his body will be found soon.

Simon’s mother Leilani, the only suspect in his disappearance and death, was not in attendance.