Search continues for baby tossed in river
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
The search for a missing infant kidnapped from her grandmother's home in New Jersey continues for the second day today.
Despite massive search efforts by pilots, divers and dogs, there is still no sign of three-month-old Zara Malani-lin Abdur.
The baby was allegedly ripped from her grandmother's arms in East Orange on Tuesday night by her 21-year old father Shamshiddin Abdur-Raheem. Police say the college student confessed to throwing his daughter over a Garden State Parkway Bridge into the Raritan River on the way to his father's house in South Jersey.
State Police Spokesman Steve Jones says search crews remain optimistic, but are running out of options.
Jones: We can only hope at this point that he actually did something else with his child rather than that horrific act which was described but at this point we have nothing else to go on our continued investigation has turned up no other possible leads as to the whereabouts of the child.
Authorities say the baby was snatched while her mother was filing a restraining order against Raheem.