Parents charged in baby's death, body tossed in suitcase

Parents charged in baby's death, body tossed in suitcase
FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Culver City, Calif., Police Department shows Kianna Williams. Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed charges against Williams and Adam Manson, the parents of a missing baby who is presumed dead. They were each charged Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, with one count of child abuse resulting in death. (Culver City Police Department via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities believe the parents of a missing baby in Southern California found the child had died, tossed his body in a suitcase and threw it in the trash.

Los Angeles County prosecutors on Wednesday charged 34-year-old Adam Manson and 32-year-old Kiana Williams with one count of child abuse resulting in death.

Authorities allege the parents were doing drugs in a motel room on Dec. 31 and later found their 5½-month-old son, Jacsun, dead. Officials believe they put the body in a suitcase and tossed it into a trash dumpster.

Culver City police investigators are planning to search a landfill in hopes of finding the boy’s remains.

It’s not known if the parents have retained lawyers.