Aunt of child found dead in landfill charged

A child-endangerment charge has been filed against the aunt of an 18-month-old boy found dead in a Dallas-area landfill a day after she had reported him missing.

Cedrick Jackson had been the subject of a statewide Amber alert issued July 10. That was after his 27-year-old aunt, Chrystal Jackson, who had custody of the child, reported him missing and possibly abducted.

The aunt was booked into the Dallas County jail Thursday with bond set at $35,000. No attorney is listed on her online jail report.

Still jailed in lieu of a $500,000 bond is Jackson’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Sedrick Johnson.

He’s charged with serious injury to a child. Police say he had placed the child in a dumpster that was later emptied at at a landfill in nearby Rowlett.

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