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It has been more than three weeks since 20-month-old Quinton Simon was last seen at his home in Savannah. On Friday, police and the FBI announced for the second straight week that they were pausing their search at a local landfill, where it is believed Quinton’s body will be found. The search will continue on Monday. They also shared additional images of the search. Earlier this week, the Chatham County Police Department issued a statement that read, in part, “No expense was spared, no job was deemed too much or too difficult. The exhaustive search of the landfill site where Quinton’s remains are located continues . As we told you last week, this is not a quick evidence process to establish the facts of this case. The search for Quinton was the largest endeavor ever for our department and involved the work of well over 100 law enforcement and civilian personnel. “Police have previously said they believe the child is dead and have identified Leilani Simon, Quinton’s mother, as the prime suspect. However, no charges have been filed. The child’s disappearance has made international headlines and attracted protesters. Police have been called to a motel on Tybee Island where the family was staying, as well as Simon’s home Last week, four people were arrested outside Buckhalter Street home Bottom File Video: Police arrest 4 protesters outside the home of missing Savannah toddler Quinton Simon RELATED ” It’s going to be incredibly difficult:” Criminal justice professor discusses search for Quinton Simon Quinton Simon On Oct. 18, police and the FBI officially began searching a landfill in hopes of finding the remains of the missing Savannah toddler. According to witnesses, the same day the child’s mother – the prime suspect in his verse dwindling and death – – and grandmother were spotted drinking shots just a few miles away on Tybee Island. Bottom File Video: Police called Tybee Island after hecklers found Quinton Simon’s family. Leilani Simon was previously identified as the prime suspect in her son’s disappearance and death on October 12. But to date, no criminal charges have been filed. Authorities say she is not a flight risk. “We’re not ready to charge anyone yet,” Hadley said. “We still have work to do. We have an ongoing investigation and will not take preventive action that would prejudice any future prosecution.” Bottom File Video: Authorities focus on a landfill in their search for the missing Savannah infant. His mother told police he was last seen around 6am on October 5. Authorities were called about three hours later. Hadley said he “strongly believes” authorities will find Quinton somewhere in the landfill. “We know this will be a physically, mentally and emotionally grueling task for our investigators and our team,” he said. “We want justice for Quinton, just like everyone else.” Bottom file video: Dispatch call sheds light on Quinton Simon’s disappearance in SavannahA dispatch call received by WJCL sheds light on what authorities were told the morning of Quinton’s disappearance was heard to say . “She woke up, her door was open. He was told he couldn’t open a door. Thinks someone came in and took him away.” Court documents obtained by WJCL show the family were at odds before Quinton’s disappearance. The documents show that Billie Jo Howell, Quinton’s grandmother, attempted to remove the child’s mother, Leilani, and her boyfriend, Daniel Youngkin, from the home. Billie Jo said in the document, “They have damaged my property and nobody is living in peace at this point.” She added that she wanted Leilani and Daniel out “as soon as possible.” Bottom File Video: Grandparents Comment on Missing Chatham County Toddler Documents also show that Quinton’s grandparents, Billie Jo and her husband, were the ones who had custody of Quinton and his 3-year-old brother. Bottom file video: Chatham County toddler missing for 24 hours

It has been more than three weeks since 20-month-old Quinton Simon was last seen at his home in Savannah.

On Friday, police and the FBI announced for the second straight week that they were suspending their search at a local landfill where Quinton’s body is believed to be found. The search will continue on Monday.

They also shared additional images of the search.

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Earlier this week, the Chatham County Police Department issued a statement that read, in part, “No expense was spared, no job was deemed too much or too difficult. The exhaustive search of the landfill where Quinton’s remains are located, as we told you last week, is not a quick process.

At the same time, our investigative team is working diligently to gather all the evidence to establish the facts of this case. The search for Quinton was our department’s largest-ever effort, involving the work of well over 100 law enforcement and civilian personnel.

Police previously said they believe the child is dead and have identified Leilani Simon, Quinton’s mother, as the prime suspect. But no charges were brought.

The child’s disappearance made international headlines and drew protesters, with police called to a Tybee Island motel where the family was staying and to Simon’s home.

Four people were arrested outside the home on Buckhalter Road last week.

Bottom File Video: Police arrest 4 protesters outside the home of missing Savannah toddler Quinton Simon

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On October 18, police and the FBI officially began searching a landfill in hopes of finding the remains of the missing Savannah toddler.

According to witnesses, the same day the child’s mother – the prime suspect in his disappearance and death – and his grandmother were spotted drinking shots on Tybee Island just a few miles away.

Bottom File Video: Police called Tybee Island after hecklers found Quinton Simon’s family

“We believe it was placed in a specific dumpster at a specific location and brought here by regular means of disposal,” Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said.

Leilani Simon was previously identified as the prime suspect in her son’s disappearance and death on October 12. So far, however, no criminal charges have been filed.

Authorities say she is not at risk of absconding.

“We’re not ready to charge anyone yet,” Hadley said. “We still have work to do. We have an investigation ahead of us and will not take any pre-emptive action that could prejudice any future prosecution.”

Bottom File Video: Authorities are shifting focus to the landfill as they search for the missing Savannah infant

His mother told police he was last seen around 6am on October 5. Authorities were called about three hours later.

Hadley said he had “strong belief” authorities would find Quinton somewhere in the landfill.

“We know this will be a physically, mentally and emotionally grueling task for our investigators and our team,” he said. “We want justice for Quinton, just like everyone else.”

Bottom File Video: 911 call sheds light on Quinton Simon’s disappearance in Savannah

A 911 call received by WJCL sheds light on what authorities were told of Quinton’s disappearance that morning.

“The complainant has reported that her 1-year-old son is missing,” the dispatcher is heard to say. “She woke up, her door was open. Told him he can’t open a door. Thinks someone came in and took him.”

Court documents obtained by WJCL show the family were at odds before Quinton’s disappearance.

The documents show that Billie Jo Howell, Quinton’s grandmother, attempted to remove the child’s mother, Leilani, and her boyfriend, Daniel Youngkin, from the home.

Billie Jo said in the document: “They have damaged my property and at this time no one lives in peace.”

She added that she wanted Leilani and Daniel out “as soon as possible.”

Below file video: Grandparents comment on missing Chatham County toddler

Documents also show that Quinton’s grandparents, Billie Jo and her husband, were the ones who had custody of Quinton and his 3-year-old brother.

Bottom file video: Chatham County toddler missing for 24 hours

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