UPDATE – Family members, along with the police, have reported that missing 18-month-old Cedric Jackson Jr. was found dead on Thursday morning.
Police haven’t released information regarding how the child died or when he was abducted.
Jackson’s aunt, Crystal Jackson said she woke up in the middle of the night inside her Lake Highlands condominium and the baby was gone but couldn’t explain how someone could have gotten inside of her home, although that morning, police found the condo door unlocked.
Crystal Jackson told police that she had put Cedric to bed around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday night and woke up seven hours later to find him missing.
Officials stated that CPS had recently placed Jackson in the custody of his aunt. In regards to the custody arrangement, Jackson’s mother, Dishundra Thomas said, “We were ok with that. There were issues that I had to deal with to become a better mother.” Thomas said that she had recently seen her son on Saturday.
When Cedric was last seen, his aunt stated that he was only wearing a diaper.
A juvenile witness at the scene told police they had seen someone who looked like a close friend take the child from the home during the night but didn’t tell anyone about it until morning because she was afraid.
A relative of the 18-month-old, identified as a step-grandfather named Harold Johnson, 47, was placed into custody for questioning, according to law enforcement. Johnson is said to be the father of the aunt’s boyfriend.
Johnson’s mother reported that her son would have never taken the boy, citing that just a day before, the child was at their home ‘hanging out.’
However, police stated that there was an altercation between Johnson and Jackson, Cedric’s aunt, before the child’s abduction.
Johnson was taken to Keller Jail for unrelated charges.
Maj. Max Geron comment on the ongoing investigation saying, “We don’t know if that suspect is the person in custody in Keller or if we are looking for a separate suspect that has a similar description.”
This is a developing story.
CEDRICK JACKSON (1 year)
Last seen Jul 10, 2019 in DALLAS, TX
THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEARCHING FOR CEDRICK JACKSON, BLACK, MALE, 1 1/2 YEARS OLD, 01/02/2018, 30 INCHES, 20 POUNDS, BLACK HAIR WITH BRAIDS, BROWN EYES, LAST SEEN WEARING A DIAPER.
POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A BLACK, MALE, IN HIS 40?S, 5 FEET 7 INCHES, 170 POUNDS, IN CONNECTION WITH HIS ABDUCTION.
THE SUSPECT WAS LAST HEARD FROM IN DALLAS, TEXAS.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THIS CHILD TO BE IN GRAVE OR IMMEDIATE DANGER.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ABDUCTION, CALL THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT 214-671-4268
- Age now: 1 year
- Sex: Male
- Skin: Black
- Hair: Black
- Eyes: Brown
- Height: 2’6″
- Weight: 20 lbs
- Age now: 40’s
- Sex: Male
- Skin: Black
- Height: 5’7″
- Weight: 170 lbs