The Dallas Police Department has confirmed reports that remains found at a Rowlett landfill are believed to be Cedric Jackson, the missing 18-month-old child.
The remains have been taken to the coroner’s office to determine cause of death.
Police have arrested Sedrick Johnson, 27-year-old male, for injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Other charges are pending the outcome of the coroner’s report. Johnson is the boyfriend of the aunt who had temporary custody of the child.
Police questioned Johnson about the case, who admitted to placing the child in a dumpster in northeast Dallas. The dumpster was emptied at least twice, which led police to the landfill. They located the remains around 11am today.
Officials have canceled the Amber Alert for Cedric Jackson from Dallas.
While there are many reports about why the alert was canceled, Dallas Police issued a statement earlier this morning stating:
“Many media outlets are reporting that a body has been found in the Child Abduction investigation involving Cedrick Jackson. However, the Dallas Police Department has not located a body relating to this investigation.”
A press conference is scheduled for later today. We will share those official details once released.
The Dallas Police Department is seeking assistance from the public as they work to locate a missing 18-month-old child.
Cedrick Jackson was last seen around 12:30am on July 10th (Wednesday) in the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive. He is described as an 18-month-old black male with black braided hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a diaper only.
The child was in temporary custody of an aunt, police say. She woke up this morning around 6:00am and reported him missing.
“A juvenile witness who lives at the location described someone who looked like a relative as someone who took Cedrick at some point during the night,” Dallas police say. He has since been located and does not have possession of the child.
A Regional Amber Alert has been issued at this time.
Police say the child may be in danger and in need of assistance. If you know the whereabouts of Cedrick, or have information that may help police locate him, call 9-1-1 right now.
An Arlington PD officer is recovering after being injured in a highway crash earlier today along westbound I30 near Eastchase.
As we first reported around 9:45am this morning, Arlington FD/EMS were called to the scene of a major accident along westbound I30 near Eastchase Parkway with regards to a major accident / assist police. FD units requested three (3) ambulances to the scene.
One of those injured was an Arlington PD police officer on a motorcycle. According to APD, the officer was conducting traffic enforcement along this stretch of I30 when a driver crashed into his motorcycle.
Arlington EMS transported the officer to the hospital with minor injuries. All people involved are expected to be OK.
Arlington PD has arrested the driver of the vehicle for DWI.
Multiple firefighters from Lake Cities FD and Denton FD’s HazMat team along with multiple law enforcement are on scene of a possibly hazardous materials situation at the intersection of N. Shady Shores and Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas (Denton County).
Reports indicate firefighters are investigating a barrel that was seen with bubbling contents. Denton FD’s HazMat team is on scene with their equipment.
The intersection is closed down. Police are asking folks to avoid the area.