Five-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Suitcase in Indiana Has Been Identified and His Mother is Wanted for Murder

Police continues to ask for the public’s help in identifying a deceased child located in Washington County, Indiana, inside a closed suitcase pictured in this image released by Indiana State Police department. (Indiana State Police department.)

A boy mysteriously found dead in a suitcase in rural Indiana has been identified after six months, and police said they’ve issued an arrest warrant for his mother for murder.

The little boy was identified as Cairo Jordan of Atlanta, Indiana State Police announced at a news conference Wednesday. Cairo was 5 years old at the time of his death. He would’ve turned 6 on Oct. 24, police said.

The suitcase containing Cairo’s remains, which had a Las Vegas design, was found on April 16 on an isolated, dead-end road in Washington County, authorities said.

Indiana State Police are searching for Dejaune Anderson, 37. Police have issued an arrest warrant for murder in connection to the death of her 5-year-old son, Cairo. (Indiana State Police)
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Cairo’s autopsy didn’t show signs of physical trauma and his cause of death was ruled an “electrolyte imbalance,” likely caused by a “viral gastroenteritis,” police said. His toxicology report was negative, police added.

Indiana State Police on Wednesday identified two suspects: Cairo’s mother, Dejaune Anderson, 37, of Atlanta; and Dawn Coleman, 40, of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Emily Shapiro

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