Arraignment is scheduled Thursday for a couple charged with child abuse resulting in the death of their 6-month-old son, whose remains police believe were thrown in a trash bin at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall and then dumped in a Corona landfill.
Kiana Williams, 32, and Adam Manson, 34, are accused in the death of Jacsun Manson, who was last seen Dec. 31 with his parents. Both are being held without bail.
The pair were staying with their infant son in a South Los Angeles motel room on New Year’s Eve and were allegedly doing drugs and later found their child was dead, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The parents allegedly put their son’s body in a suitcase and left it in a trash bin, according to Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami.
Investigators from the Culver City Police Department began searching the El Sobrante Landfill in Corona last month, and resumed the search earlier this week.
Williams and Manson — who had been living at a shelter in Culver City — 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 was officially reported missing by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services on Jan. 25.
Culver City police said last month that investigators believe Manson and Williams “are responsible for the disappearance and death” of their son.
“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.
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