Suspect arrested after 18-month-old Dallas boy's body found at landfill

The body of a missing Dallas toddler was located Thursday morning in an area landfill after being put in a dumpster by his aunt's boyfriend.

Video from SKY 4 showed crime scene investigators, specially-trained search dogs and the Dallas County medical examiner at a regional landfill in Rowlett. They appeared to be focused on one particular area.

Dallas Police Department confirmed 18-month-old Cedric Jackson is dead. His body was found in the landfill just after 11 a.m.

Police identified Sedrick Johnson, who is the boyfriend of Cedric's aunt, as a person of interest in the case. They questioned him, and police say he admitted to taking Cedric in the middle of the night, then putting him in a dumpster in Northeast Dallas.

When detectives got to the dumpster, they didn't find Cedric. They then were told that the dumpster had been emptied at least twice at the landfill in Rowlett.

Police say they do not yet have a motive for this crime. The medical examiner will determine the time and cause of death.

Johnson has been charged with injury to a child - serious bodily injury. More charges could be filed following the medical examiner's report.

An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for Cedric after he was reportedly abducted from his aunt's apartment in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas.

The boy's aunt told police she put him down for bed Tuesday night and when she woke up Wednesday morning he was gone. A juvenile in the house reported seeing someone who looked like a relative take the boy.

Police questioned that person of interest, the toddler's step-grandfather, on Wednesday but did not find the child. He was taken to jail for unrelated warrants.

The statewide Amber Alert for Cedric has officially been canceled.