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Arrest made in connection with 18-month-old death investigation

Cedrick Jackson
Posted at 7:32 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 20:32:38-04

DALLAS, Tx. — Dallas police have now arrested a man and charged him in connection with the death of an 18-month-old boy.

27-year-old Sedrick Deshun Johnson allegedly confessed to police that he put the child's body in a dumpster after the child stopped breathing.

That led police to search a landfill Thursday morning.

The remains of Cedrick Jackson were eventually found there.

In an affidavit police said Johnson caused injury to Cedrick by compressing his airway leading to him becoming unresponsive.

Johnson is the boyfriend of Cedrick's aunt who had custody of him.

Child Protective Services says six children, ages six to ten, have been removed from the home where Cedrick had been living with his aunt.

Police aren't sure when Cedrick died but Cedrick's aunt reported him missing Wednesday spurring an Amber Alert that was canceled after investigators began searching the landfill.