Editor’s Note (May 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m. ET): Prosecutors opted not to pursue a murder charge against LaDonia Boggs after the disappearance of her son, 2-month-old Kyon Jones. Go here for updates.
Two-month-old Kyon Jones has been missing from D.C. since May 5, but newly released court documents shed light on what happened to him.
The documents say that what his mother, LaDonia Boggs, said in a video released earlier this week is the same account she eventually told police. She said Kyon died after she rolled on top of him while she was sleeping and that she disposed of his body in a panic.
In interviews, police said Boggs gave several multiple accounts of what happened to her son and who might have him.
In one interview, she reportedly told police that Kyon had died in his sleep. Police said Boggs admitted she was under the influence of PCP when she rolled on top of the baby and that she had been hallucinating the day he died.
The documents say Boggs was captured on surveillance video at an apartment complex on Benning Road NE carrying a car seat, a plastic bag and a cardboard box that appeared "large enough to carry a 2-month-old infant" to the dumpster.
After a four-day search of a landfill in Virginia, Kyon's body has still not been found.
Boggs allegedly told Kyon's father that the infant would be gone for a long time because child protective services officials took him. Kyon was last seen May 5.
The next day, Kyon's father contacted the National Center for Children and Families. A social worker said Kyon was not removed from the house and reported "concerns of a missing infant and the mother's PCP use" to the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency hotline, court documents state.
Kyon's mother and father argued about him on May 2 over text message, court documents say. In an interview May 11, his father said "He believed that [Boggs] loved [Kyon], and that she was not the kind of person who would hurt [Kyon] or throw [Kyon] in the trash to get back at him."
Boggs was arrested Friday afternoon and accused of murder, D.C. police said. She was released Saturday on no-cost bail.
Boggs is expected to appear in court again on Nov. 19.