The body of missing Dallas toddler, Cedrick “C.J.” Jackson was located Thursday morning in an area landfill after being put in a dumpster by his aunt’s boyfriend.
In a press conference this afternoon, Dallas Pplice Department Crimes Against Person Division Major. Vincent Weddington., said “We regret to inform you the Dallas police department has found the remains of a small child who we believe to be 18-month-old Cedric Jackson pending a positive identification.”
Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Deshun Johnson, the boyfriend of the aunt of Cedric who had temporary custody and charged him with Injury To A Child, Serious Bodily Injury.
“He confessed that he was at the apartment and moved Cedrick’s body to a dumpster in Northeast Dallas. Detectives learned that the dumpster was emptied twice since then at a landfill near Rowlett.”
Dallas police said Johnson was arrested in 2010 for prostitution, his daughter – who was 4-months-old at the time – was found alone in his apartment. Johnson told them he had left her on the bed while he went to the store to get cigars.
According to CBSDFW, Johnson got four years probation for the offense, which he later violated multiple times. Violations include testing positive for THC on several occasions, giving officers false information, resisting arrest.
Child Protective Services (CPS) recently gave his aunt temporary custody of Cedric for reasons that remain unclear. That woman told police she put the little boy to bed sometime after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday and he was gone the next morning when she woke up.
The statewide Amber Alert for Cedric has officially been canceled.