Prosecutor asks for help identifying baby girl found dead in suitcase in New Jersey

The remains were found by a Port Authority employee during a routine inspection.

April 13, 2018, 9:27 AM

A New Jersey prosecutor is pleading for help to find the identify of a baby girl who was found dead in a suitcase near train tracks earlier this week.

A Port Authority employee completing a routine inspection mid-day Wednesday found the infant's remains in a suitcase near train tracks in Jersey City, just a few miles away from lower Manhattan, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

PHOTO: The Journal Square train yard with a PATH train entering the station pictured in this undated photo in Jersey City.
The Journal Square train yard with a PATH train entering the station pictured in this undated photo in Jersey City.
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The baby's cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, Suarez said.

But a preliminary medical examiner's report did find that the infant was either Hispanic or African-American and about 10 months old, Suarez said.

PHOTO: An infant was found dead in a suitcase near the PATH train tracks in Jersey City, New Jersey, April 11, 2018 a law enforcement official told ABC News.
An infant was found dead in a suitcase near the PATH train tracks in Jersey City, New Jersey, April 11, 2018 a law enforcement official told ABC News.
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Investigators urge anyone with information to call the Prosecutor's Homicide Unit at 201-915-1345.

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