The search for J’Asiah Mitchell has taken a tragic turn after a small body was found in a Georgia landfill.
East Point Police have announced they located the on Wednesday at the East Point Transfer Station. The two-year-old was first reported missing on August 16th by his father, Artavious North. According to him, he was driving out of his apartment complex with his son when a vehicle cut him off, and a gunman rushed the two, kidnapping Mitchell before driving off. Early in the investigation, detectives determined this story was a lie. They’ve since charged North with making a false police report. He remains in jail and has not been cooperative with the investigation.
“We have not confirmed the identity of the child J’Asiah Mitchell. However, there is high probability based on the circumstances surrounding this case,” the East Point police said in a statement to The Post. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now working to positively identify the remains. 11Alive has confirmed that they were initially led to the child’s remains using “digital information.”
North is now the main person of interest in the case. His family has reportedly tried getting him to confess what took place, but he has not yet told authorities the circumstances of his son’s death. North has not yet been charged with murder. Asia Mitchell, the toddler’s mother, has previously verified that Mitchell was being watched by North and launched a GoFundMe to finance further search efforts ahead of Wednesday’s grim discovery.