Georgia’s grandmother, Quinton Simon, was arrested after she was found dead in a dumpster


The grandmother of 20-month-old Quinton Simon, whose remains were found in a Georgia landfill after he disappeared in October, was arrested Monday.

Billie Joe Betterton, who also goes by the last name of Howell, was booked into the Chatham County Detention Center and is being held in the juvenile court system, according to jail records.

QUINTON SIMOON: The FBI initially focused on special bins for the missing baby’s remains.

Quinton Simon with his grandmother Billie Jo Betterton, also known as Howell, who had custody of him when he disappeared. Butterton was arrested Monday and is being held in juvenile court.
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Betterton’s daughter, Leilani Simon, 22, was arrested in November for the murder after police found Quinton Simon’s remains at a landfill in Savannah. She reported her son missing on October 5, and a few days later, she was named the prime suspect in his disappearance and death.

Billie Joe Betterton, who also goes by the last name Howell, was arrested Monday and is being held in the juvenile court system.

Billie Joe Betterton, who also goes by the last name Howell, was arrested Monday and is being held in the juvenile court system.
(Chatham County Detention Center)

She said she woke up and believed someone had entered her home to take her son. He is reportedly charged with murder, concealing the death of another and falsely reporting a crime.

Betterton was in Simon’s custody when he disappeared.

Leilani Simon (R), 22, has been charged with the murder of her son Quinton, almost two months after she reported him missing on November 21.

Leilani Simon (R), 22, has been charged with the murder of her son Quinton, almost two months after she reported him missing on November 21.
(Facebook/ Chatham County Detention Center)

Authorities combed through 1.2 million pounds of trash over 30 days before finding the remains.

Fox News’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.

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