Te’Myah Layauna Plummer was first reported missing in March, but according to NJ.com, family members said that they had not heard from Te’Myah or her father since August 2017.
The Richmond Police Department posted a plea for help on Facebook on March 22:
It read, in part:
“We would like to hear from whomever may be caring for Te’Myah Plummer, probably a family member,” said Major Crimes Sergeant Frank Scarpa. “We need to confirm that she is safe.”
It was later believed that she was taken by her father, 37-year-old Travis Lamont Plummer. Authorities initially thought Travis took his daughter from Richmond, VA to the Jersey City area.
As CBS 6 reports, at the time Te’Myah was reported missing, police didn’t believe she was in danger because she was “probably” with a family member.CBS 6
On April 11, nearly nine months after she wast last seen, the two-year-old’s body was found in a suitcase on a set of train tracks in New Jersey. New Jersey authorities don’t believe Te’Myah was killed in the same area her body was found.
Eight days after the little girl’s body was found, her father was recovered by police in Puerto Rico.
Travis is still awaiting extradition.
Richmond investigators were in contact with New Jersey authorities after Te’Myah’s body was discovered. According to CBS 6, investigators initially believed the little girl was only 10 months old.
However, DNA testing done at the FBI’s lab in Quantico, Virginia, determined that Te’Myah was actually closer to two years old.
Following his arrest, Travis was charged with desecrating human remains, which is a second-degree crime.
Te’Myah cause of death is unknown.
Investigators are now asking anyone with information or anyone “who remembers seeing something suspicious in the area where Te’Myah was found” to call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit at 201-915-1345.