Authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify a dead baby found on a set of train tracks in Jersey City yesterday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Yesterday shortly after 12:30 p.m., the Port Authority Police Department received a report of suspected human remains being recovered near the train tracks underneath
the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge, just off Broadway in Jersey City, Suarez said in a statement.
The suspected human remains were found in a suitcase by a Port Authority employee during a routine inspection, officials said.
Responding Port Authority police officers confirmed the finding, established a crime scene and contacted the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Homicide Unit. Responding Emergency Medical Services confirmed that the remains appeared to be human, authorities said.
The remains have not been identified at this time.
A preliminary report by the Regional Medical Examinerâ€™s Office has revealed that the infant was a Hispanic or African-American female, approximately 10-months-old. The findings as to the cause and manner of death are pending a determination by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, police said.
The Prosecutorâ€™s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with the help of the Regional Medical Examinerâ€™s Office and Port Authority Police Department.
At this time, investigators are asking the public for assistance in identifying the infant.
Investigators are urging anyone with information about this incident or anyone who remembers seeing something suspicious in this area to contact the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Homicide Unit at 201-915- 1345 or leave an anonymous tip on their website at
All information will be kept confidential.