Police officers in California searched a landfill for the remains of a missing baby who is presumed dead as the baby’s parents remained in jail.
The Culver City Police Department announced early March 26 that it was going to search the El Sobrante Landfill for the remains of Jacsun Manson.
Police searched the landfill in late February, believing that Jacsun’s remains may have been tossed into a trash bin at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall and may have ended up there, reported NBC.
Jacsun went missing in December 2018 when he was six months old. He was officially reported missing the next month.
Police resume search at landfill, looking for remains of 6-month-old Jacsun Manson. His parents confessed they’re chronic meth and marijuana users and woke up to the baby dead. They placed his body in a suitcase and then dumped it https://t.co/P3gAPkVTbu
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) March 26, 2019
Work continues at the landfill as Culver City police search for the body of a missing Culver City infant at Waste Management El Sobrante Landfill in Corona on Monday, February 25, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) pic.twitter.com/7A6oFfCZSQ
— TERRY PIERSON (@Fotogodterry) February 25, 2019
Jacsun’s parents, Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were arrested in early January and charged in late February with child abuse resulting in the death of their child.
They could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
They remained in prison on Tuesday without bail with no preliminary hearings scheduled, the Culver City Police Department said.
According to KABC, Manson and Willians confessed to being “chronic methamphetamine and marijuana users” and were staying at a Los Angeles motel when they woke up on New Year’s Eve to find the baby dead.
EXCLUSIVE: Chilling statements revealed from parents of Jacsun Manson and how they allegedly disposed of 6-month-old baby’s body in a dumpster behind Baldwin Hills Plaza https://t.co/ZM8zRHmQwu
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) March 20, 2019
They then placed the body in a suitcase and dumped it. They then rented the room for a second night and kept smoking meth.
Williams said that she remembers wrapping up her baby boy.
“Blue ‘onesie’ pajamas that had red accents on the cuffs…a gray blanket..a black trash bag… a pillowcase…a black Adidas duffel bag,” she recounted. She then placed the bundle in a rolling suitcase.
Family members said Manson and Williams weren’t good parents and questioned why they were allowed to keep Jacsun. “They should have never (been given back) the child. They are two recovering addicts,” Adam Manson’s sister Aegina Manson told ABC 7. “A lot of it doesn’t make sense. There’s a lot of lies.”
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) March 27, 2019
She hoped for a while that the baby had been given to a friend because she confronted her brother shortly before Jacsun went missing and he cried and told her he couldn’t care for the baby.
Aegina Manson said she offered to care for the boy but never heard back from her brother.
“I’ve known it, I could feel it for a while,” Manson added to KTLA. “I told my mother around Christmas something is extremely wrong; this is on another level but I could feel that something was awry.”
She said her brother told her in early February that Jacsun was with Williams’s relatives.