LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed charges against the parents of a missing baby who is presumed dead.
Thirty-four-year-old Adam Manson and 32-year-old Kiana Williams were each charged Wednesday with one count of child abuse resulting in death.
Jacsun Manson was reported missing on Jan. 25, 2019 and was last seen alive on Dec. 31, 2018, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services. (Photo courtesy of the Culver City Police Department)
Jacsun’s parents Adam Manson and Kiana Williams were arrested Jan. 3, 2019, after being found in a stolen car. The infant was last seen with the parents on Dec. 31, 2018. (Images courtesy of the Culver City Police Department)
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Authorities allege the parents were doing drugs in a South Los Angeles motel room on Dec. 31 and later found their 5½-month-old son, Jacsun, dead.Officials believe they put the body in a suitcase and tossed it into a trash dumpster at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall.
Culver City police investigators this week started a search of the El Sobrante Landfill near Corona in hope of finding the boy’s remains. The parents had lived in a Culver City shelter.
The defendants could face up to 10 years in state prison if convicted.
City News Service contributed to this story.