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Search for missing DC baby suspended at Charles City landfill

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Posted at 4:24 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 23:12:08-04

CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. -- The search for a missing baby in Washington, D.C. has taken investigators to a Charles City County landfill.

Investigators believe the little boy's body has been dumped and are dumpster diving and trash sifting at several landfills that accept DC Metro trash, Crime Insider Sources told Jon Burkett.

They're also searching in trash trucks and piles in Northern Virginia.

"They are early in the investigation," said DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Two-month-old Kyon Jones disappeared from his DC home on May 5., although it wasn't reported until days later. Police sources in D.C. tell our sister station WUSA that foul play is suspected and the infant's mother was believed to be involved in Kyon's disappearance.

"They are early in the investigation," said DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Bowser also weighed in on the potential suspect: "The mother is being questioned about the child's whereabouts,” said Bowser. When asked if the mother was a suspect or in custody, Bowser replied, “She's the only person of interest.” In custody? “She is not,” she said.

Crime Insider sources confirm that Charles City County deputies, DC Metro Police and a few State Police were at the Charles City location Monday afternoon until about 4 p.m.

"At this time, the child has not been located," Charles City County Sheriff’s wrote in a statement on the case.

As a chopper buzzed overheard Monday, to get an aerial view of the landfill, deputies tell us so far the search yielded no clues, with no word on if they'll search again Tuesday.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.