Police: Found bone not remains of kidnapped baby

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A bone found by a York County farmer is not the remains of Hamza Ali, the missing 7-month-old baby who allegedly was kidnapped and killed by a Windsor Township man last month.

Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood said the small bone that was found in a Windsor Township field is not human.

The bone was found near Ummad Rushdi's home and turned over to Upper Darby police. Chitwood said an anthropologist in York County confirmed it is that of a deer.

Rushdi, the boyfriend of the baby's mother, allegedly killed the child while he and his girlfriend were visiting his parents in Delaware County on Aug. 4.

According to court documents, Rushdi told his brother that he killed the infant by shaking him after the baby woke up crying and would not stop.

Police believe Rushdi then took the child from the home while the others were asleep and buried him somewhere. Authorities said he has refused to tell anyone where he hid the body.

Rushdi, 30, has been charged with murder, kidnapping, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence.

Chitwood told abc27 News that police were searching for the baby's remains again this week along the Susquehanna River near Columbia.

He said police with cadaver dogs searched the river banks for eight hours while water levels were lowered for inspections at the Safe Harbor dam, but found nothing.

The car Rushdi had used for the trip to Delaware County, his brother's 2000 Lincoln Continental, was found stuck in the mud in Columbia after the kidnapping, and a child's car seat and a shovel were recovered from the trunk, according to court documents.

 

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