Louisiana lady sentenced to jail in homicide of 5-year-old boy present in suitcase in Indiana

Louisiana lady sentenced to jail in homicide of 5-year-old boy present in suitcase in Indiana

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Louisiana lady has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for her position within the homicide of a 5-year-old boy from Atlanta, whose physique was present in a suitcase in southern Indiana final 12 months.

Cairo Ammar Jordan’s physique was discovered on April 16, 2022, in Washington County, Indiana, close to Louisville, Kentucky.

An post-mortem discovered that the boy died from an electrolyte imbalance almost certainly because of gastroenteritis, or vomiting and diarrhea that led to dehydration, in accordance with Indiana State Police. Investigators stated the boy had died inside per week previous to his physique’s discovery.

Police stated Cairo had by no means been reported lacking, slowing the investigation of the case, as he remained unidentified for months. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation helped Indiana authorities contact Cairo’s father after investigators confirmed the boy’s identification.

His mom, Dejaune Ludie Anderson, of Atlanta, is needed on an arrest warrant on a homicide cost. She is also charged with neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice.

One other lady, Daybreak Elaine Coleman, 41, Shreveport, Louisiana, has pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit homicide in Cairo’s dying. She has been sentenced to 30 years in jail, with 5 years of that sentence suspended to probation.

Police have stated Coleman and Anderson had identified one another for a couple of 12 months, and had traveled extensively along with her and Cairo, and the three had been staying collectively in a house in Louisville.

Investigators discovered each Coleman’s and Anderson’s fingerprints on black plastic luggage the boy’s physique had been positioned inside inside the suitcase.

Police stated Coleman admitted to strolling right into a bed room of the house they shared in Louisville, the place she noticed Anderson mendacity on high of Cairo, who was face down on the mattress. Coleman informed police “it was already completed” when she walked in, and Anderson requested her to assist put Cairo right into a trash bag, after which into the suitcase.

They then took Cairo’s physique to a wooded space in Washington County, exterior of Pekin, the place they dumped the suitcase. A person looking for mushrooms in April 2022 discovered the suitcase.

Coleman was arrested in California in October 2022 after police recognized Cairo and linked Coleman to his dying.

Anderson remained at massive as of Tuesday.

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