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DC Woman Who Said She Threw Out Son's Body Allegedly Stabbed to Death by Baby's Father

LaDonia Boggs' son, Kyon Jones, went missing in D.C. in 2021. Boggs later said he died and she threw his body 'in the trash'

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A woman was found stabbed to death in Northeast D.C. Wednesday — nearly a year after she admitted to putting the body of her dead 2-month-old son in a dumpster. The man arrested for her killing was the father of the baby, authorities said.

LaDonia Boggs, 39, was found dead in the doorway of an apartment in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE just before 3 a.m. She had suffered an apparent stab wound, D.C. police said.

Carl Jones, 44, of Northeast D.C., is charged with second degree murder while armed, authorities said. Detectives said the crime was "domestic in nature."

In May 2021, Boggs' infant son, Kyon Jones, was reported missing. The case was widely publicized.

A week after his disappearance, Boggs said in an interview with a missing persons advocate that she rolled over on the baby while sleeping in bed.

The mother of missing 2-month-old boy Kyon Jones said her son died and she disposed of his body, video obtained by News4 shows. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

“He was ‘sleep on my chest and when I woke up, he wasn’t breathing anymore, because he was just that small. He was only 2 months old. He was a premature baby,” she said. 

Boggs said she panicked and felt afraid.

“I came back in the house and got a blanket and his car seat, and wrapped it up and took it outside and just throwed it in the trash,” she said.

Officers and cadaver dogs searched a landfill in Charles City County, Virginia, but they never found the baby's body.

Boggs was eventually charged with tampering with evidence and was awaiting trial in the case.

Police are investigating Boggs' death and said it's unknown at this time if it has anything to do with her son's death.

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