On May 7, two-month-old Kyon Jones was reported missing by Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and now his mother has been arrested in connection to his death.
Critical #MissingPerson 2 month-old Kyon Jones, who was last seen in 1500 block of Benning Road, Northeast, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. This incident was reported on Friday, May 7, 2021
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The baby’s mother, 37-year-old Ladonia Boggs of Northeast, D.C., was designated the sole person of interest in the case on Monday and charged with murder concerning his tragic disappearance after the search for Kyon’s body brought officials to a landfill in Charles City County.
On the day of the infant’s disappearance, police responded to an infant welfare check on the 1500 block of Benning Road, Northeast.
When authorities arrived, they learned that Boggs did not know where her child was, and police then began a missing person’s investigation.
In a video that was published to social media Sunday by D.C. missing-persons advocate Henderson Long. Boggs admitted that she put her son in the trash.
The negligent mother claimed to have fallen asleep with Kyon when she rolled over and then noticed he was unresponsive.
The woman said she panicked, got a blanket and his car seat, wrapped it up, and put Kyon in the trash.
“The last thing that I remember was that I had rolled over, and he was on my chest. After that, when I was ‘sleep, rolled over, noticed he was unresponsive — breathing — and I panicked,” Boggs said in the video, which WRC-TV obtained.
On Thursday, DC Metro Police Chief Contee expressed that his department was dedicated to finding little Kyon.
“Hopefully, we’ll be coming to some resolution on that very soon. I know there’s a lot of media reporting out on that we’re doing everything that we possibly can to locate this child,” the chief said.
“At this point, I know there’s some reports out there. Yes, the mother is a person interest. In fact, she is the only person of interest at this time, so we’re just working through that very carefully with our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office to make sure that we do the things that we need to do as we move to the next step in this.”
Contee also addressed the mysterious circumstances around the baby’s disappearance, saying, “This is just a tragic, very unfortunate case for this child to be unaccounted for these many days. I am hopeful, and was hopeful, and remain hopeful that just perhaps this child is out there.”
“I want to make sure we do everything as the Metropolitan Police Department to locate that child if that child is alive. And unfortunately, if the child is not alive that we hold people accountable.”
In the video, a man can be heard confirming that he’s Kyon’s father and was the person who called the police on May 7.
“I was told that CPS has my son,” the man said on camera. Then, he stated that an official told him Kyon was not in the custody of D.C.’s Child and Family Services Agency.
“I’m looking for my son. I’m still not satisfied until I find that body,” the man said
Kyon’s remains have not been found.