On Wednesday, Simon was reported missing. He was last seen that morning at six o’clock at his residence on Buckhalter Road close to Savannah while wearing a light blue Sesame Street shirt and black leggings.
Last week, according to the authorities, Simon’s mother’s boyfriend was the last person to see the youngster early on Wednesday. When the toddler’s mother woke up at 9:39 in the morning, she reported him missing.
During a press conference on Monday, Chatham County Police Chief Jeffrey Hadley stated that the department is still using all available investigative tools, including dozens of FBI agents, to find the missing toddler.
“We believe with the continued assistance of the FBI we will have a resolution in this case,” he said. “We understand that people far beyond Chatham County have become emotionally invested in this incident and the search for Quinton, and they want answers. We are committed to finding those answers and we are committed to finding Quinton.”
There is no evidence, according to police, that suggests that foul play was involved in the toddler’s absence, and they have searched for the possibility that the child may have wandered off on his own. Hadley clarified on Monday, though, that although it’s still a case of a missing child, they haven’t ruled out the idea that a criminal element could be involved.
“We are looking at it from multiple fronts and one of it being a criminal investigation,” he said. “We don’t have anything confirmed so we can’t say anything absolutely, but it is fair to say that our efforts — and the cooperation of the FBI and them providing an abundance of resources to us — that we are looking at the criminal investigation aspect as well.”