Richmond father found guilty of desecrating body of daughter found in suitcase

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WRIC) — A Richmond man was found guilty on Tuesday morning for desecrating the remains of his 2-year-old daughter, whose body was discovered in a suitcase last year. 

Travis Plummer, who was arrested in Puerto Rico eight days after his daughter’s body was located, was found guilty by a New Jersey jury of 2nd-degree desecration of human remains. The news was tweeted out by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office on April 9. 

Police told 8News in April 2018 that 2-year-old Te’Myah Plummer was last seen by family in Richmond in August 2017 and could have gone with her father to North Carolina or Jersey City, N.J. 

After being reported missing since 2017, but not believed to be in danger, Te’Myah Plummer’s decomposing body was found wrapped inside a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey on April 11, 2018. 

Her death led investigators to Travis Plummer, who was tracked by the FBI to San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was charged after being extradited to Hudson County, New Jersey on April 19, 2018. 

8News learned that in 2005, T. Plummer pleaded guilty in Richmond court to misdemeanor child neglect and abuse in the drowning death of his 8-month-old son. T. Plummer had originally been charged with manslaughter and felony child abuse but the case was considered a mistrial.  


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