Quinton Simon’s family at bar shortly after landfill search


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Quinton Simon’s mom was at a Tybee Island bar Tuesday night, just hours after federal agents left a landfill looking for the body of her 20-month-old little boy. 

On Wednesday, day two of that search started at sunrise with agents who are specially trained to look for evidence in the trash. 

Wednesday night, they told NewsNation affiliate WSAV that they had wrapped up for the day. On Tuesday, the FBI said this process could take weeks. That day, the search went on for hours. 

Federal agents were lined up raking through garbage again Wednesday.

Leilani Simon, the only suspect in her son’s disappearance, her mother Billie Jo Howell and others were at StingRay’s, a popular Tybee Island bar Tuesday night, just hours after the search for Quinton wrapped up.

WSAV learned from the people who waited on them that they took shoots, got flirty and even asked for one waiter’s phone number. The group allegedly ran up a tab worth $300.

The WSAV investigative unit obtained a picture that shows a missed call to the waiter’s phone from Howell. 

Howell told a group of Tybee Island police officers that the WSAV investigative unit was starting to annoy her. 

WSAV found Howell leaving a Tybee Island hotel. She didn’t stop to talk with a reporter.

About a week and a half ago, Howell got into an emotion-filled argument with Quinton’s babysitter over the possibility of planning a memorial for Quinton. At the time, police had not said they believed Quinton was dead.

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