Father of toddler found dead in suitcase extradited
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia man whose toddler daughter’s body was found in a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey earlier this year is back in the state following extradition from Puerto Rico.
NJ.com reports that 37-year-old Travis Plummer of Richmond pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Hudson County to a charge of desecrating human remains. A detention hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
The body of 23-month old Te’Myah Layauna Plummer was found April 11 just west of the Journal Square rail station in Jersey City in the PATH rapid transit system, which serves New Jersey and parts of New York City. A cause of death hasn’t been announced.
The FBI tracked Plummer to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was arrested April 19.