Mother DeJuane Anderson arrested nearly two years after her son Cairo Jordan was found dead in a suitcase in Indiana

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A mother who allegedly killed her 5-year-old son and put his body in a suitcase. believing the child was possessed – in Indiana was arrested on Thursday after almost two years on the run.

DeJuane Anderson was arrested Thursday by U.S. Marshals in Arcadia, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, Indiana State Police said. Announced.

“It is still a dark day, but we are very, very pleased and happy to have those who we believe are all involved in this tragic murder case in custody at this time so the investigation can move forward,” Indiana State Police said ( ISP). ) Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said: according to Fox 5 Vegas.

DeJuane Anderson was arrested for the murder of her son in California on Thursday after nearly two years on the run. KVVU-TV

The alleged murderous mother, who had been on the run since April 2022, is being held in a California jail while awaiting extradition in Indiana.

Anderson is suspected of killing her son, Cairo Jordan, in their Louisville-area home and was assisted by another woman, Dawn Elaine Coleman, in disposing of his body in the “heavily wooded area” of rural Washington County.

Jordan’s body was found in a brightly colored suitcase with “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” written on it by a mushroom hunter on April 16, 2022.

It took investigators almost six months to identify the boy.

Police said they found him clean and dressed and believed he was already dead when they put him in the suitcase.

Cairo Jordan’s body was found by a mushroom hunter on April 16, 2022. KVVU-TV
His body was stuffed inside a brightly colored suitcase that had “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” written on it. KVVU-TV

According to police, an arrest warrant was issued for Anderson in October 2022, charging her with murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death (Level 1 felony), and obstruction of justice (Level 6 felony).

Before the boy’s death, Anderson had allegedly made a series of Facebook posts accusing her son of being demonic and needing an exorcism.

Coleman, who had also been on the run, was arrested in san francisco in October 2022.

The boy’s body was discovered in the “densely wooded area” of rural Washington County. KVVU-TV

Coleman, who had been staying with the mother and son at their Louisville home, admitted to entering a bedroom where he saw Anderson lying on top of the boy, his face flushed against the mattress, police reported. shared.

She told police, “It was done,” when she entered the room and Anderson asked her to help her put Cairo into a trash bag and then into the suitcase.

The two then drove to Washington County, Indiana to dispose of the suitcase containing the boy’s body.

Dawn Coleman, who had also been on the run, was arrested in San Francisco in October 2022. KVVU-TV

An autopsy report showed Jordan died from an electrolyte imbalance, likely due to vomiting and diarrhea that caused dehydration.

Authorities zeroed in on Anderson’s whereabouts after a “concerned citizen” tipped off ISP Detective Matt Busick that the mother had taken refuge in The Golden State.

ISP investigators, working hand-in-hand with the U.S. Marshals in California, arrested her “without incident” as she attempted to board a public transportation train, police reported.

In the months following the tragic news of his death, the Indiana community gave Jordan a fitting burial. KVVU-TV

Police said it could take up to 30 days to bring her back to Indiana.

Coleman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in November and received a 30-year sentence with five years suspended in exchange for the plea.

He is expected to testify against Anderson during the trial. suitcase-in-indiana/?utm_source=url_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

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