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Aunt of child found dead in landfill charged

July 18, 2019
In this booking photo provided by Dallas County Sheriff's Department is Chrystal Jackson who was booked into the Dallas County jail Thursday, July 18, 2019, with bond set at $35,000. A child-endangerment charge has been filed against Jackson, 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.(Dallas County Sheriff's Department via AP)
In this booking photo provided by Dallas County Sheriff's Department is Chrystal Jackson who was booked into the Dallas County jail Thursday, July 18, 2019, with bond set at $35,000. A child-endangerment charge has been filed against Jackson, 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.(Dallas County Sheriff's Department via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — 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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