New developments have been revealed by Quitman Police involving the investigation into the death of two Quitman toddlers.
According to Police, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 Quitman Police were called to the Dogwood Villa Apartments located at 102 Earlene Drive in Quitman in response to the death of two female toddlers. During the course of the initial investigation, a Quitman officer was informed by multiple witnesses that a white male subject had been observed running from the apartment where the two deaths occurred. Witnesses gave a physical description of the man and stated they had observed him throwing “a large item” into a dumpster located adjacent to the building. Searching the dumpster, police located items consistent with having come from the apartment where the girls were found dead. During an interview with a man matching the physical description provided to police, Thomas Wayne “TJ” Liles”, 19, of Quitman admitted to placing the items into the dumpster. Liles was subsequently arrested for Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, a 3rd degree felony. It is unknown at this time if the discarded items are related to the death of the two girls.