DNA analysis confirms Quinton Simon’s remains were found in landfill, according to FBI

Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 2:34 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 3:22 PM EST
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - DNA analysis has confirmed the bones found in a Chatham County landfill are those of 20-month-old Quinton Simon, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Quinton’s mother, Leilani Simon, has been charged with murder, concealing death of another, false report of a crime and false statements or writings. Leilani Simon was arrested on Monday, Nov. 21.

The bones were found in the landfill on Friday, Nov. 18 after several weeks of searching. Leilani Simon reported her son missing on Oct. 5.

An obituary for Quinton Simon has now been published online. No date has been set for the funeral, but it will not be open to the public.

Family members told WTOC’s Shea Schrader that the funeral will be open to family, friends, and “all departments that helped in Quinton’s return home.”