Authorities said they have arrested a woman and are searching for another after identifying a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a suitcase last April, Indiana State Police said.
Investigators recently determined the child was Cairo Jordan. According to police, Jordan’s body was inside a Las Vegas-themed suitcase dumped in the woods in Sellersburg.
Fingerprints on a trash bag containing Jordan’s remains in the suitcase led to investigators zeroing in on two women wanted in connection with the child's death — 40-year-old Dawn Coleman of Shreveport, La., and the boy’s mother, 37-year-old Dejuane Anderson of Atlanta, WISH-TV reported.
Coleman recently was located in San Francisco and arrested on felony charges of neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice. She is expected to be extradited to Indiana.
On Oct. 25, police obtained an arrest warrant for murder for Anderson, the child’s mother. She was last seen in Los Angeles but authorities have not yet located her.
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According to court documents obtained by WISH-TV, an autopsy determined the boy’s body did not exhibit signs of physical trauma and he may have died from an electrolyte imbalance that could have been the result of viral gastroenteritis.
An Indiana State Police investigation turned up posts Anderson and Coleman allegedly made on Facebook.
“Don’t even know it’s a full grown demon in the child body telling you what to do because you didn’t choose your soul,” Anderson allegedly wrote about her son on March 15, police said.
Nearly a month later, on April 12, police claimed the mother wrote: “I have survived the death attacks from my 5-year-old throughout the 5 years he has been alive. I have been able to weaken his powers through his blood. I have his real name and he is 100 years old.”
According to police, Coleman, whose relationship with Anderson and the boy, allegedly wrote around the same time: “Most of the children aren’t even really children at that just in an avatar playing a character.”
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