Leilani Simon is a white woman from Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States. She is a chronic, unrehabilitated substance abuser of cocaine and cannabis.
Thomas Howell and Billie Jo Howell are Simon’s parents. Billie Jo has 18 prior arrests for assault, battery, fraud, prostitution, burglary, cocaine possession, cannabis possession, grand larceny for using stolen credit cards and driving with a suspended license.
Simon has three sons. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She admitted to using cocaine and tested positive for the drug at the birth of one of her three children.
- Her three children have three different fathers. Two of the fathers are Cody Wharton and her fiancé Daniel Youngkin.
- In 2011, her brother Nathaniel Quinton Betterton fatally shot Timothy Moore. In 2013, Betterton was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
- In 2019, she gave birth to her first child. In the same year, she was arrested for shoplifting and her mother tried to evict her brother Paul Simon from her mother’s home.
- In February 2021, she gave birth to her second child Quinton Simon.
- In April 2022, she gave birth to her third child.
- On September 8, 2022, her mother tried to evict her and Youngkin from her mother’s home.
- On September 28, 2022, the state of Georgia ordered her to start paying child support. She was due to be charged $150 a month starting November 1, 2022 and the amount would be lowered to $100 if one of her two sons died.
- At 5:29 a.m. on October 5, 2022, she texted Quinton’s babysitter Diana McCarta alerting her he would not be coming that day. At 6:00 a.m., Youngkin saw Quinton alive. At 9:40 a.m., she called 911 and reported Quinton missing.
- On October 12, 2022, Child Protective Services in Chatham County removed her two children, including Wharton’s son Zayne Simon, from her mother’s home shortly after police named her as the primary suspect in Quinton’s disappearance and presumed death.
- On October 17, 2022, she attended a custody hearing for Wharton’s son at the Chatham County Juvenile Court in Savannah.
- On October 18, 2022, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents searched for Quinton’s body at a Waste Management landfill off Little Neck Road in Savannah. In the evening, she and her mother partied with other people at StingRay’s, a bar in Tybee Island, Chatham County.
- She was 22 years old when she was arrested on November 21, 2022 after Quinton’s remains were found in landfill. She was booked into the Chatham County Detention Center in Savannah and charged with malice, murder, concealing the death of another person, false reporting and making false statements.