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Culver City's missing baby: the baby's parents accused of his death

CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) – The parents of a missing boy from Culver City have been charged with the murder of the child, whose body was allegedly placed in a suitcase and thrown in the trash, authorities said.

The Los Angeles County Attorney's Office announced the charges Wednesday. Adam Manson and Kiana Williams have each been charged with one count of mistreatment of a child causing death.

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Manson, 34, and Williams, 32, were staying in a motel in South Los Angeles with their baby, Jacsun, on December 31, 2018. The prosecutor's office said both were using drugs and then discovered that their baby was dead.

The two men allegedly put the boy's body in a suitcase and threw it in a bin, said the prosecutor's office. The body of the child has not been found yet.

Culver City police said the boy's body may have been thrown near Crenshaw Mall. The investigators searched Monday the El Sobrante landfill site in Corona, where they believe that Jacsun's body could have been found. It is certain that the slow process of searching for the remains of the child in a landfill containing 70,000 tons of waste each week.

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Jacsun was reported missing on January 25, but was last seen on New Year's Eve with parents in a PT Cruiser.

Police said the car was stolen from a homeless transition house in Culver City, where they lived at the time. Jacsun's parents were arrested a few days later, but there was no trace of the baby.

If they are found guilty, both risk a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment.

The case is still under investigation.

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