There has been no official confirmation of the death as of yet but the Amber Alert that had been issued for Cedric on Wednesday night was discontinued.
The toddler was living with his aunt and had been placed in her temporary custody by the state Child Protective Services office, police Maj.
"He's dead. He's gone", said Jackson. He was charged with Injury To A Child, Serious Bodily Injury. Cedrick is described as a 18-month-old, Black male, with black braided hair and brown eyes.
York police, in consultation with Ontario Provincial Police, issued an Amber Alert for the boys about 90 minutes earlier, around 3 a.m. ET.
Police asked for the FBI's assistance in the investigation. The front door of the apartment was unlocked that morning, the station reported. This person is now in jail in Keller, Texas on unrelated warrants.
Sedrick Deshun Johnson - the boyfriend of 18-month-old Cedrick "C.J". "We don't know 100 percent of what happened, but we all loved that baby".
York police had initially told media on Wednesday evening that they were not concerned for the trio's safety. She said the man looked like a relative or a close family friend. Thomas said that she and Cedric's father, Cedric Jackson Sr., were OK with the decision. The suspect was last heard from in Dallas, according to police.
Sunil Johal, with the University of Toronto's Mowat Centre think tank, says we can learn a few things from our southern neighbours.
Jackson's aunt, Crystal, stated she had woke up during the night and noticed that both Johnson and Jackson were missing. Vincent Weddington said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.