The mother of a missing two-month-old baby from Washington DC has been charged with murdering her son after she admitted on video to throwing his body in the trash while she was allegedly high on hallucinogenic drugs.
Ladonia Boggs, 38, was arrested on Friday on counts of felony murder and evidence tampering in connection with the presumed death of her infant son, Kyon Jones, who was last seen alive on May 5 but was not reported missing until two days later.
As of Monday afternoon, police have not located his body but continued looking for it.
Ladonia Boggs, 38 (left), has been charged with felony murder and evidence tampering for the death of her two-month-old son, Kyon Jones (right)
In a shocking interview with missing persons activist activist Henderson Long, which aired on Fox 5, Boggs claimed that her son died as they slept in bed together, and that she later disposed of his body.
'The last thing that I remember was that I had rolled over, and he was on my chest. After that, when I was asleep, rolled over, noticed he was unresponsive...breathing, and I panicked,' Boggs says in the video.
Boggs admitted in an interview with an activist that Kyon died while sleeping in bed with her, and she 'panicked' and threw his body in the trash
The mother said she went outside and went around the block 'a few times' before returning the her apartment to check on her son, who was not breathing.
'I came back in the house and got a blanket and his car seat and wrapped it up and took it outside and just [threw] it in the trash,' she said haltingly. 'And that's what happened.'
According to court documents, Boggs offered conflicting accounts of what happened to her son to the boy's father and the police.
The woman initially told Kyon's biological father that the infant would be gone 'for a long time' because DC Child and Family Services took custody of him, but the agency denied having the baby.
During an interview with the police that took place a day after Kyon was reported missing, Boggs reportedly admitted that he died while sleeping between her and a wall.
Boggs said she woke up to find the infant unresponsive beneath her stomach.
In a follow-up interview with the police, the mother was said to have admitted that she panicked and tossed Kyon's body in the trash while high on PCP and hallucinating.
Officers and cadaver dogs last week scoured this Virginia landfills in search of Kyon's body but failed to locate it
Boggs also said she did not know the whereabouts of Kyon's body.
Surveillance video from Boggs' apartment complex showed her carrying a plastic bag, cardboard box and a car seat to a dumpster. The box is described in court records cited by WTOP as being 'large enough to carry a 2-month-old infant.'
Officers accompanied by cadaver dogs scoured a landfill in Virginia last week, but the missing boy was not located.
The court documents noted that at the time of her arrest, Boggs retracted her statement concerning her alleged use of PCP at the time of Kyon's death, claiming that the last time she smoked the drug was a day or two prior.
Boggs was released without bond to DC's Pretrial Services Agency following her arraignment on Saturday. She is due back in court on November 19.