An amber alert was issued shortly after 3 a.m. She reported that she put the child down to sleep after 11:00 p.m., and discovered him missing at around 6:00 a.m.
A girl who lives at the home told police that she witnessed a man who looks like a relative, described by Geron as a step-grandparent, taking Cedric, Geron said. He was charged with Injury To A Child, Serious Bodily Injury.
He's black, has black braided hair and brown eyes, and was wearing only a diaper when he was last seen.
Yet, police say they're still shocked at having to remind the public it's not appropriate to call 911 or any emergency service communication centre to complain and that decisions to issue an Amber Alert aren't taken lightly. We continue to ask anyone with information is asked to contact the Dallas Police Department's Youth Operation Unit at 214-671-4268.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram's media partner, WFAA-TV, Johnson told police the boy had been "swaddled in his blanket on the floor, at the foot of the bed". They questioned him, and police say he admitted to taking Cedric in the middle of the night, then putting him in a dumpster in Northeast Dallas.
"He's dead", she said.
Maintenance workers repaired the front door of the condo on Thursday morning, the Dallas Morning News reports. The children were found in good health, along with their grandfather at around 5 a.m.
Cedrick Jackson is 1 ½ years old and is 30 inches long, weighing 20 pounds, officials said.
Now police are questioning Jackson's parents and aunt at Dallas police headquarters. "I will tell you at this point, we don't know if that suspect is the person in custody in Keller or if we're looking for a separate suspect that happens to match that description", said Maj. A press conference was planned for Thursday afternoon.