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Officials: DNA confirms human remains found in Georgia landfill belong to missing toddler

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. — DNA test results confirm that human remains found in a Georgia landfill belong to missing toddler, Quinton Simon.

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According to a news release from the Chatham County Police Department, FBI Atlanta’s laboratory division confirmed that through DNA analysis of bones found in the Superior Landfill, the remains are of missing 20-month-old Quinton Simon.

According to WSB-TV, his mother was the prime suspect in his death.

Last week, CCPD said that they officially charged Simon after the partial remains were located last week, according to WSB-TV.

The FBI is thankful for the partnership with Chief Jeff Hadley and the entire Chatham County Police Department. A monumental team effort was put forth by everyone involved in bringing closure to this horrific situation,” said CCPD in the news release.

Quinton’s mother, Leilani Simon, 22, has been charged with murder and other related offenses, according to WSB-TV. The Chatham County District Attorney’s Office will be handling the legal proceedings against Simon.

No further information has been released.

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