Ex-con father charged in connection with death of 2-year-old daughter found in suitcase

A child, whose remains were dumped on the Path tracks near Journal Square, has been identified. The father has been arrested
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A child, whose remains were dumped on the Path tracks near Journal Square, has been identified. The father has been arrested

JERSEY CITY — Travis Plummer, 37, of Richmond, VA, has been charged in allegedly dumping the remains of a child along the PATH tracks near Journal Square on April 11.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the child, who was found by Port Authority employees dead in a suitcase, has been positively identified as Te’Myah Layauna Plummer who was born on May 19, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia.
The investigation as to the exact nature of the infant’s death is still pending, but the preliminary investigation has led law enforcement to believe that Te’Myah Plummer died out-of-state. During the investigation, Homicide Investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office were contacted by the Richmond Police Department regarding a missing child case that they were currently investigating involving Te’Myah Plummer and her father.
Her father was subsequently tracked by investigators to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was arrested without incident by FBI agents on April 19 and is currently awaiting extradition proceedings to Hudson County.
Plummer has been charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit with Desecrating Human Remains.
He had previously been changed in connection with a toddler’s drowning years ago while two children were under his care, published reports state.
Investigators are continuing to investigate this case and are urging anyone with information about this incident or anyone who remembers seeing something suspicious in this area to contact the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.