A Louisiana woman has received a 30-year prison sentence for her involvement in the murder of 5-year-old Cairo Ammar Jordan, whose lifeless body was discovered in a suitcase in southern Indiana last year.
Cairo’s lifeless body was found in Washington County, Indiana, near Louisville, Kentucky, on April 16, 2022. An autopsy revealed that the young boy had succumbed to an electrolyte imbalance, likely resulting from gastroenteritis, a condition characterized by vomiting and diarrhea that led to severe dehydration. Investigators believe Cairo died approximately a week before the discovery of his remains.
The case presented significant challenges to law enforcement, as Cairo had never been reported missing, leaving his identity unknown for several months. Indiana authorities sought assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to ultimately identify Cairo and contact his father.
Dejaune Ludie Anderson, Cairo’s mother, who hails from Atlanta, faces an arrest warrant on charges of murder, as well as neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice.
Dawn Elaine Coleman, another individual connected to the case, has admitted guilt to conspiracy to commit murder in relation to Cairo’s death. Coleman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, with five years of her sentence suspended to probation.
Both Coleman and Anderson had a year-long acquaintance and had traveled extensively with Cairo. They shared a residence in Louisville, where the boy was discovered dead. Fingerprint evidence linked both women to the black plastic bags that encased Cairo’s body inside the suitcase.
Coleman confessed to entering a bedroom in their shared home to find Anderson on top of Cairo, who lay face down on the bed. According to Coleman, the act had already occurred when she entered the room. Anderson then requested Coleman’s help in placing Cairo’s body into a trash bag and subsequently into the suitcase.
The two women later disposed of Cairo’s body in a wooded area outside Pekin, Washington County. A mushroom forager discovered the suitcase in April 2022.
In October 2022, Coleman was arrested in California after investigators identified Cairo and connected her to his tragic death. As of the latest report, Anderson remains at large.