According to a new report, missing Georgia toddler Quinton Simon’s grandmother believes he drowned in the bath after his mother, Leilani, passed out while high on drugs.
“I believe something happened in the bathtub while Quinton was in it, and he drowned, and they were both high.” In a recorded phone call obtained by the Daily Mail, grandma Billie Jo Howell told the baby’s father, Henry ‘Bubba’ Moss, “That’s my theory.”
“Hell, if something like that happened, they should have just called the cops,” Bubba, who is no longer in a relationship with Leilani Simon, responded.
In the recording, Billie Jo says, “If you’re high as hell, man, you do stupid s—.”
According to news reports, when it came up in court, Leilani admitted to using drugs while pregnant with one of her three small children, and the fathers of two of her children said she was a heavy cocaine user.
Little Quinton went missing from his Savannah, Georgia home on October 5, and police believe he is dead. Authorities have been searching for his remains at the Chatham County landfill and have named Leilani Simon as the primary suspect, though no arrests have been made.
“We want him to be in our arms again, holding us. That’s what we want,” Simon told WTOC, a local television station, in an interview that aired on Monday. “We’re just hoping he’s in someone’s house, that they’re feeding him, and that maybe they wanted or couldn’t have a baby.”
“Perhaps they thought they were saving him. At this point, that is our best hope.”
During the same interview, Howell stated, “We want something great to come out of this, but most importantly, we don’t want him to be found in that landfill.”
On the phone, the mother, who had previously attempted to evict Simon, her boyfriend, and her grandchildren from her home, told Moss that police believe her daughter went “into a traumatic state and blacked” after Quinton died.
“She’s not saying she doesn’t remember. That’s what the cops told her. According to the Daily Mail, Howell told Moss, “And that’s what they told me.”
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