Remains found at a landfill in Savannah, Georgia, on Nov. 18 belong to missing toddler Quinton Simon, who originally disappeared on Oct. 5, the FBI's Atlanta field office confirmed through DNA analysis on Monday.
The little boy's mother, 22-year-old Leilani Simon, was arrested on Nov. 21 and charged with malice murder, concealing the death of another person, false reporting and making false statements.
Little Quinton Simon went missing in Savannah, Georgia, Oct. 5 and his mother, Leilani Simon, was arrested for his death. (Facebook/Mark Sims for Fox News Digital)
Investigators spent weeks combing through the Superior Landfill, a process that authorities called "more grueling than anyone could have imagined."
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Simon originally reported her son missing on the morning of Oct. 5. He was last seen at a home in Savannah, where he lived with his mom, mom's boyfriend, maternal grandparents, and siblings.
A booking photo from Leilani Simon's 2021 larceny arrest in Dunn, North Carolina. (Harnett County Sheriff's Office )
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The Chatham County District Attorney is prosecuting Simon for murder and other charges.
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