Dawn Elaine Coleman, 41, was sentenced by a judge following her guilty plea to a Level 1 felony charge of conspiring to commit murder in relation to the death of Cairo Ammar Jordan.
Due to her role in the killing of a 5-year-old Atlanta child whose body was discovered in a suitcase in a rural area of southern Indiana last year, a Louisiana woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday.
Dawn Elaine Coleman, 41, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced by a Washington County judge to 30 years with 5 years suspended to probation. She had entered a guilty plea to a Level 1 felony charge of plotting to kill in relation to the passing of Cairo Ammar Jordan.
On April 16, 2022, Cairo Ammar Jordan’s body was discovered in Washington County, Indiana, which is close to Louisville, Kentucky.
According to Indiana State Police, an autopsy revealed that the boy’s electrolyte imbalance was most likely caused by gastroenteritis, or vomiting and diarrhoea that resulted in dehydration. The youngster had passed away within a week of his body being found, according to the investigators.
Cairo had passed away, according to investigators, little more than a week before a mushroom hunter found his body inside a hard suitcase bearing a recognisable Las Vegas design.
After a memorial service where a police chaplain referred to the then-unidentified youngster as a “unknown angel,” he was laid to rest in a cemetery in Salem, Indiana, in June of last year.
Cairo’s identity was unknown for several months, and the police said he had never been reported missing, which slowed down the case’s investigation. Once the identification of the boy was established, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assisted Indiana officials in getting in touch with Cairo’s father.
Dejaune Ludie Anderson, his mother, is wanted on an arrest warrant for alleged murder. She resides in Atlanta. She is also accused of obstructing justice and neglecting a dependent.
Coleman, Anderson, and Cairo had been living together in a Louisville residence for approximately a year, according to the police. The three had taken lengthy trips together.
Investigators discovered that the black plastic bags the boy’s remains had been placed inside the luggage contained both Coleman’s and Anderson’s fingerprints.
Coleman admitted to police that she had seen Anderson laying on top of Cairo, who was face down on the bed, when she had entered the bedroom of the Louisville house they shared. Coleman said to the police that “it was already done” when she arrived, and Anderson asked her to assist in placing Cairo first in a trash bag and then in the luggage.
After that, they carried Cairo’s body outside of Pekin, into a wooded region in Washington County, and discarded the suitcase there. The luggage was discovered in April 2022 by a man looking for mushrooms.
After authorities identified Cairo and connected Coleman to his demise, Coleman was taken into custody in California in October 2022.
Anderson was still on the loose as of Tuesday.
County prosecutor Tara Hunt stated in a news release that “this crime impacted not only Washington County, but became a nation-wide story.” Innocent child, hardly five years old, was the victim in this case. The loss of a child’s life is always tragic. It is inexplicable when the people who ought to be taking care of the child are in charge.