A Culver City couple suspected of killing their infant son and tossing his body in a trash bin remained jailed Tuesday awaiting a possible murder charge, while police studied where to resume a search in a massive landfill in hopes of finding the child’s remains.
Investigators on Monday began searching the El Sobrante Landfill in Corona for the remains of 6-month-old Jacsun Manson, but were unable to find any sign of the infant, Culver City police Capt. Jason Sims said.
The effort was suspended Tuesday while authorities worked to determine where in the landfill to resume the search. It was unclear when search crews would return to the landfill.
The boy’s parents — Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32 — were arrested Jan. 3, when they were found in a stolen vehicle, police said. The boy was not with them when they were arrested. Jacsun, who was last seen Dec. 31 with his parents, was officially reported missing by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services on Jan. 25.
The family had been living at a shelter in Culver City. Williams has remained in custody in connection with the stolen vehicle and is jailed without bail. Manson was briefly released but was re-arrested Feb. 2 and was also being held without bail.
Culver City police said Monday that investigators believe Manson and Williams “are responsible for the disappearance and death” of the boy.
“We also believe that after his death, Adam and Kianna discarded Jacson’s body in a dumpster somewhere near the (Baldwin Hills) Crenshaw Mall in Los Angeles,” police said, leading them to believe the boy’s remains are in the Riverside County landfill.
Sims said the pair could appear in court on a murder charge as early as Wednesday.