Culver City parents charged in death of missing baby put his body in suitcase and threw it away: DA
CULVER CITY, Calif. (FOX 11) - The parents of a missing Culver City baby are accused of disposing of his body by putting in a suitcase and throwing it in the trash, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were each charged on Wednesday with one count of child abuse resulting in death.
On Dec. 31, 2018, the couple was staying in a South Los Angeles motel room with their baby son, 6-month-old Jacsun Manson. They were allegedly doing drugs and later found their child was dead, according to the DA's office. Officials did not elaborate on what they believe happened to the child.
The pair allegedly put the boy's body in a suitcase and discarded it in a trash dumpster, the prosecutor said. The child has not yet been found.
Jacsun was reported missing to the Culver City Police Department by the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services on January 25. According to witnesses, Jacsun was last seen on December 31 with his parents, who were later arrested on unrelated charges.
If convicted, Mason and Williams face a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Culver City Police Department.