‘No one is living in peace’: Documents shed light on Savannah toddler’s family before disappearance

Update 8:35 am: Chatham County Police issued the following statement Saturday morning:“Finding Quinton Simon is our highest priority, and the intensity of our work is as strong as it has been since the day of his disappearance. We appreciate everyone’s offers of assistance, but we are not in need of volunteers. FBI assistance continues.”Initial report: It has been four days since 20-month-old Quinton Simon went missing from his Buckhalter Road home in Savannah. But there are few updates to the ongoing investigation.Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley told county commissioners Friday morning that police have exhausted the physical search but they are still considering it a missing person’s case.Chatham County Police say they don’t believe there was any foul play involved and hope Quinton is still alive.TRENDING STORIESHere’s how you can be in a movie starring Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson shooting near SavannahDeadly crash shuts down Highway 80 at Johnny Mercer BoulevardWawa announce plans to open new location in Georgia, then possibly 20 more”I hope he’s still alive,” Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said during a press conference Thursday. “We don’t have any information to believe he’s not.”Court documents obtained by WJCL show that the family was at odds before Quinton’s disappearance.The documents show that Billie Jo Howell, Quinton’s grandmother, attempted to remove the child’s mother, Lelani, and her boyfriend, Daniel Youngkin, from the home.Billie Jo, Lelani’s mother, said in the document “They have damaged my property and at this point no one is living in peace.”She added that she wanted Lelani and Daniel out “as soon as possible.” Documents also show that Quinton’s grandparents, Billie Jo and her husband, are the ones who have custody of Quinton and his 3-year-old brother. “She She has n’t always done the right thing,” Billie Jo said of her daughter on Thursday. “Sometimes she does really great, sometimes she doesn’t. I don’t know what to think right now. I don’t know what to believe, because I don’t think anybody ever believes this is going to happen to them. I don’t know if I can trust her or I don’t. I just know I’m hurting and I want this baby home. He’s my baby.”Chief Hadley says police will leave no stone unturned in the search. “There’s a very sequential process that takes place here,” Hadley said Friday. “It may be frustrating to the general public, it may be frustrating to y’all that things aren’t developing as quickly as you may like. But we’ve got to make sure that we’re doing the right thing, that we ‘re being lawful, making sure we dot our I’s and cross our T’s. So that if we discover evidence, it can be admissible in court and we can use it in court if we have to.” Police say a search has been conducted of the home, the backyard pool and a nearby pond. Because of the possibility the case could be an abduction, the FBI is involved, scouring the area by land and air looking for any signs of life. If you have any information regarding the case, call 911.

Update 8:35 am: Chatham County Police issued the following statement Saturday morning:

“Finding Quinton Simon is our highest priority, and the intensity of our work is as strong as it has been since the day of his disappearance. We appreciate everyone’s offers of assistance, but we are not in need of volunteers. FBI assistance continues.”

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Initial report: It has been four days since 20-month-old Quinton Simon went missing from his Buckhalter Road home in Savannah. But there are few updates to the ongoing investigation.

Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley told county commissioners Friday morning that police have exhausted the physical search but they are still considering it a missing person’s case.

Chatham County Police say they don’t believe there was any foul play involved and hope Quinton is still alive.

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“I hope he’s still alive,” Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said during a press conference Thursday. “We don’t have any information to believe he’s not.”

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

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

Billie Jo, Lelani’s mother, said in the document “They have damaged my property and at this point no one is living in peace.”

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

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

“She hasn’t always done the right thing,” Billie Jo said of her daughter on Thursday. “Sometimes she does really great, sometimes she doesn’t. I don’t know what to think right now. I don’t know what to believe, because I don’t think anybody ever believes this is going to happen to them. I don’t know if I can trust her or I don’t. I just know I’m hurting and I want this baby home. He’s my baby.”

Chief Hadley says police will leave no stone unturned in the search.

“There’s a very sequential process that takes place here,” Hadley said Friday. “It may be frustrating to the general public, it may be frustrating to y’all that things aren’t developing as quickly as you may like. But we’ve got to make sure that we’re doing the right thing, that we ‘re being lawful, making sure we dot our I’s and cross our T’s. So that if we discover evidence, it can be admissible in court and we can use it in court if we have to.”

Police say a search has been conducted of the home, the backyard pool and a nearby pond.

Because of the possibility the case could be an abduction, the FBI is involved, scouring the area by land and air looking for any signs of life.

If you have any information regarding the case, call 911.

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