The boyfriend of 18-month-old Cedric Jackson’s aunt confessed to police that he put the body of the dead toddler into a dumpster in northeast Dallas. The boy’s body was eventually found at a landfill in Rowlett.
Police were able to search a landfill on Thursday morning and found the remains of Cedrick Jackson.
According to an affidavit, Johnson caused injury to Cedrick by compressing his airway leading to him becoming unresponsive.
Johnson is the boyfriend of Cedrick’s aunt who had custody of him.
Child Protective Services say six children, ages to 10 have been removed from the home where Cedrick had been living with his aunt.
Police are unsure when Cedrick died but his aunt reported him missing Wednesday which prompted an Amber Alert that was canceled after investigators began searching the landfill.