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Published on April 02, 2024
Twisted Trunk Tragedy as Atlanta Mom Faces Justice in Indiana Court for Son's Suitcase MurderSource: Washington County Sheriff's Department

An Atlanta mother accused of the horrific murder of her 5-year-old son, whose body was discovered stuffed in a suitcase, is slated to face a judge in Indiana on Tuesday. Dejaune Anderson, after evading law enforcement for nearly two years, will appear in court to respond to charges including murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, and obstruction of justice, per a report from Atlanta News First.

Anderson's capture unfolded on March 14 near Santa Monica Beach, leading to her booking in Washington County, Indiana jail on March 31, with a tipoff coming after close to two years on the run since the grim finding of her son Cairo Jordan’s body in a rural Indiana locale, Atlanta News First detailed further the disturbing trajectory that uncovered a tale of neglect and alleged savage actions purportedly taken by the mother.

The case gained notoriety back in April 2022, when a mushroom hunter stumbled upon a suitcase with a child's corpse inside, in a scene that would haunt local communities for months. As reported by WHAS11, it wasn't until an extensive search was conducted that the boy was identified, after which his mother and her sister Dawn Coleman became subjects of a major police manhunt.

Meanwhile, Coleman, who was apprehended in 2023, has struck a plea deal admitting to conspiracy to commit murder among other charges that lands her a 25-year prison stint additionally she is mandated to testify against Anderson as part of the agreement, this according to WHAS11. Investigations have also brought to light numerous social media posts by Anderson which bizarrely claimed her son was a "100-year-old demon" using children as "avatars", coupled with attempts to contact an Indiana priest for an exorcism shortly before the child’s body was found.