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California Parents Tossed Their Dead Baby’s Body In A Suitcase, Dumped It In Trash, Authorities Believe

Adam Manson and Kiana Williams have been charged with one count of child abuse resulting in the death of 5½-month-old Jacsun, whose body still hasn't been found. 

By Ethan Harfenist

Southern California have been charged in the death of their missing infant, who authorities believe was tossed into a suitcase after dying and thrown 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 dumpster.

Without a body, authorities haven't determined a cause of death.

On Monday, investigators searched the El Sobrante Landfill in Corona but found no sign of Jacsun, Culver City police Capt. Jason Sims said, according to NBC Southern California.

Investigators are planning to search the landfill again in hopes of finding the boy's remains.

Kiana Williams and Adam Manson

A witness reported seeing the boy on New Year’s Eve in a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to Fox 2 Now. The parents were allegedly attempting to break into cars, and authorities think the PT Cruiser was stolen; it was eventually located on Feb. 8.

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

If convicted, Manson and Williams face a maximum of 10 years in state prison, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.