DOUBLE TRAGEDY Quinton Simon’s grandfather ‘killed and killed by car’
Officials in Burke County, Georgia say they found the body of missing toddler Quinton Simon on the side of the highway around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say Henry Dale Moss Sr., who was approximately 50 years old, was struck by an unknown vehicle while walking in the roadway.
He was found wearing a blue hoodie and gray shorts and investigators believe he was fatally shot sometime between 5.30am and the time he was found.
According to the local Low Country reportspolice believe Moss had a flat tire and was returning home when he was fatally shot.
Moss Sr. was the father of Henry ‘Bubba’ Moss Jr., who was the father of baby Quinton Simon, a toddler who went missing early last month and is presumed dead.
Police have not yet identified the vehicle or arrested a suspect in the apparent getaway.
Quinton Simon’s paternal grandfather, Henry Moss Sr., was found dead Wednesday morning — the apparent victim of a hit-and-run in Georgia
Baby Quinton went missing from her home on October 5 and although no remains have been found, police assume the toddler is dead. His mother, who has not yet been arrested, is the prime suspect
Quinton’s mother Leilani Simon, 22, remains the prime suspect in the disappearance of baby Quinton in early October
Recently, Burke County officials continue to search for 20-month-old Quinton, who went missing from his home in Savannah on October 5th.
On October 12, the Chatham County Police Department and FBI agents notified his family that they believed the child was dead.
Chatham police have been digging through thousands of tons of trash at the county landfill in search of Quinton Simon’s remains — though they’re not sure their efforts will yield any concrete developments in the case.
Police said Wednesday: ‘After thousands of hours of investigation and evidence gathering, everything still points to Quinton being found in a landfill and his mother, Leilani Simon, being the prime suspect in his death and disappearance.’
‘We knew the chances of finding Quinton’s remains were slim to go in search of the landfill.
“Most landfill searches do not result in recovery due to many factors, including the amount of trash to search and compaction, but we remain focused,” the department’s statement continued.
Authorities shared a photo of the dig crews, which included a photo of Quinton hanging from the side of the trailer as FBI agents continued to search for any remains of the child.
“We appreciate every word and act of kindness towards our department and everyone who is working so hard on this case,” the police added.
Henry ‘Bubba’ Moss Jr. (left) was the biological father of the missing baby Quinton. His father (right), Henry Dale Moss Sr., was found dead on the side of a road in Georgia on Wednesday
Police suspect Quinton’s body was placed in a dumpster, and investigators searched for the body at a nearby landfill.
In late October, it was revealed that Quinton Simon’s maternal grandmother believes the missing child accidentally drowned in the bathtub while his mother and her boyfriend were high on drugs.
In audio of an 11-minute phone conversation between Billie Jo Howell and Henry ‘Bubba’ Moss obtained by DailyMail.com, Billie Jo can be heard saying: ‘I feel, honestly and truly, Bubba, I’m not going to lie to you I feel like an accident happened.’
Police said Wednesday they believe it is unlikely they will find the remains of 1-year-old Quinton Simon at a local landfill
‘I feel like something happened while Quinton was in the bath, and he drowned, and they were both high. That’s my theory.’
“Hell, they should have just called the police if something like that happened,” Bubba replied.
‘If you’re high as hell, man, you’re doing stupid shit,’ said Billie Jo.
Billie Jo had custody of baby Quinton at the time of his disappearance.
Leilani Simon, 22, Quinton’s mother, remains the prime suspect in the toddler’s disappearance and presumed death, but authorities have yet to make an arrest. However, Child Protective Services removed Leilana’s other two children from her care in mid-October.
Leilani complained of being trapped by protesters who had gathered outside her home in the weeks since Quinton’s disappearance.
‘I can’t even go out and cherish the memory of my son or leave the gifts I got for him,’ she said.
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