SAVANNAH, GA (December 23, 2018) – A 34-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with malice murder for the death of her 10-month-old son last year.
On November 12, 2017, Savannah Police officers responded to an injured child call at a residence on the 3200 block of Argyle Road. Upon arrival, they located Dayton Flenoy suffering from a medical episode. He was transported to the hospital where he later passed.
During the course of the investigation, the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office ruled this case a homicide and detectives identified his mother, Janet Gardner, as the responsible party for his death.
On December 21, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Fugitive Task Force and Great Lakes Task Force, Gardner was located and arrested without incident in Elkhart, Indiana. Gardner is in custody, awaiting extradition to Georgia.
Anyone with additional information on this case should contact our tip line at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.