The mother of a boy who was found dead inside a suitcase in rural Indiana is wanted by police on suspicion of murder.
The boy, who was five, has been named by police as Cairo Ammar Jordan from Atlanta, Georgia.
Police said arrest warrants were issued for Cairo’s mother, Dejaune Ludie Anderson, 37, also from Atlanta, and Dawn Elaine Coleman, 40, of Shreveport, Louisiana, on 14 October.
Both were charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, and obstruction of justice.
A second arrest warrant on a murder charge was issued for Anderson in relation to her son’s death, the police said.
Sergeant Carey Huls, of Indiana State, Police said Anderson remains at large and had travelled to Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco since her son’s body was found in April.
Coleman was arrested in San Francisco on 19 October, Sgt Huls said.
Investigators found Coleman’s and Anderson’s fingerprints on black plastic bags the boy’s body had been placed inside within the suitcase, according to an affidavit filed on 14 October.
Sgt Huls confirmed the “physical evidence led to the suspects” in Cairo’s death.
The affidavit contains posts Anderson allegedly made on her Facebook account, including on 11 April after she was released from jail in Louisville, Kentucky, on a shoplifting charge.
In those posts, Anderson wrote “just got out of a jail mission” and “yes had to do some healing and killing,” the affidavit states.
In a series of earlier Facebook posts, Anderson allegedly discusses exorcism, spells and other supernatural topics. A post on 19 February mentions “a very powerful demonic force from within my son”.
“This whole case is about justice for Cairo. That’s all this case has ever been about,” Sgt Huls said.
“Justice for everybody means bringing those responsible for his death before the public to stand trial.”
The boy’s body was found inside a suitcase in woodland on 16 April by a mushroom picker.
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A post mortem examination found that the boy died from an electrolyte imbalance probably caused by gastroenteritis, or vomiting and diarrhoea that led to dehydration, the police said in May.
Investigators said the boy had died no more than a week before his body was found.
He was buried in June in Salem, Indiana, about 35 miles in a service led by a police chaplain who said that the boy, who had not yet ben identified, was an “unknown angel”.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation helped the Indiana authorities contact Cairo’s father. The boy would have been six on Monday.