Search for Baby’s Remains Continues at Corona Landfill

Authorities on Tuesday continued their search at a Corona waste disposal facility for the remains of a 6-month-old they believe was killed by his parents.

Culver City police announced the previous day that they had reason to suspect Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were responsible for the disappearance and death of their son, Jacsun Manson.

Asked whether the couple has admitted to killing the child, Lt. Troy Dunlap on Monday told KTLA he couldn't comment on the interviews conducted with the suspects. The Police Department did say it has filed murder warrants for the two.

According to the agency, a witness reported seeing the child on Dec. 31 inside a possibly stolen blue 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in South L.A.'s Hyde Park neighborhood. The child's parents appeared to be trying to break into vehicles nearby, the witness said.

Officers arrested Manson and Williams on Jan. 3 in connection with the car burglaries, according to police.

The child, who was not with them at the time, was reported missing on Jan. 25. Authorities said they found the PT Cruiser two weeks later.

Investigators think the couple discarded Jacsun's body at a dumpster near the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, and that it ended up at the El Sobrante Landfill in Corona.

Police said it's possible the remains have been there since late December. On Monday, they said they've instructed the 1,300-acre facility to halt disposal of new trash.

Manson and Williams remained in custody after previously being found in contempt of court for refusing to disclose details of their son's whereabouts, according to officials.

The family had been staying at the shelter Upward Bound House in Culver City. Manson's sister, Aegina, said her brother struggled with drug use and that he had asked relatives to take the child.

The sister said she and her mother decided to to take care of Jacsun, but her brother told her that the baby was with Williams' family.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Raya during business hours at 310-253-6318 or the watch commander after business hours at 310-253-6202.

 

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