Indiana police have identified the boy whose body was found in a suitcase. Now, his mother is wanted in connection with his death


Authorities have identified the boy found dead inside a suitcase in rural Indiana earlier this year, according to a news release Wednesday from the Indiana State Police.

The body of Cairo Ammar Jordan of Atlanta, Georgia, was found in Washington County inside a hardtop suitcase with a “distinctive Las Vegas design on the front and back,” police said in April. State police were called to investigate after a resident who was mushroom hunting found the suitcase and immediately called 911 on April 16, the agency said.

An autopsy found Cairo died of an electrolyte imbalance, officials said in May. An autopsy showed the electrolyte imbalance was likely caused by viral gastroenteritis, Indiana State Police said in a news release. The condition is intense stomach inflammation that causes vomiting and diarrhea, which can eventually lead to dehydration, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The boy’s blood toxicology was negative, the news release said. The autopsy report also said there were no significant traumatic injuries, meaning there was no anatomical cause of death, police said.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Cairo’s mother, Dejuane Ludie Anderson, 37, on charges of murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice, according to a State Police release.

Anderson is described as a black female with short, dark brown hair, 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. She is also known to wear wigs or hair extensions. Police said his last location was in Los Angeles, California.

Police arrested another woman in connection with Cairo’s death on October 19. Dawn Elaine Coleman, 40, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was arrested in San Francisco, the release said. It is unclear what Coleman’s connection is to Cairo or his mother.