What to Know
- A toddler was found dead in a roller suitcase on the PATH train tracks in Jersey City nearly two weeks ago; she was fully clothed
- While a clear cause of death couldn't initially be determined, sources say the girl appeared to have been carefully placed in the suitcase
- Law enforcement sources identified her to News 4 Monday as Te'Myah Plummer, a missing toddler from Virginia; they're looking for her dad
The body of a missing 2-year-old from Virginia was found in a suitcase near train tracks in New Jersey, law enforcement sources said Monday.
Te'Myah Plummer's body was found almost two weeks ago near PATH tracks in Jersey City.
Te'Myah had not been seen by family in Richmond since August, NBC affiliate WWBT reported last month. The sources confirmed Te'Myah is the dead baby and said they are searching for the girl's father, who is not believed to be in New Jersey.
Authorities believe the toddler had been dead for several days before her body was found wrapped in a blanket in a suitcase on the tracks underneath the Tonnelle Avenue overpass near Newark Avenue April 11. There were no visible signs of trauma on the girl, who was carefully placed, fully clothed, in the case.
The disturbing discovery on the Newark-bound side of the Jersey City-Journal Square station "rattled" even the most veteran homicide detectives, sources said.
There were two suitcases where the baby was found -- one dark, one pink. She was found in the pink one.
Richmond Police said as recently as March they did not believe Te'Myah was in any danger but they nonetheless wanted to know where she was.