Virginia man sentenced to 20 years for concealing baby daughter’s remains in Jersey City


A Virginia man was sentenced to 20 years in state prisons for concealing his baby daughter’s remains in a suitcase and placing them on a set of train tracks in Jersey City back in April 2018.

Te’Myah Plummer and Travis Plummer. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Earlier today, Hudson County Superior Court Judge Patrick Arre sentenced Travis Plummer to a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison, including 10 without parole, following his conviction for the unlawful concealment of human remains relating to his daughter’s body being found in a suitcase in 2018, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Due to his prior record, Plummer, 38, of Richmond, Virginia, was eligible to be sentenced to an extended term in state prison.

During the course of the trial earlier this year, the state presented evidence that Te’Myah
Layuana Plummer, born on May 19, 2016, died at some point in late summer 2017.

The defendant thereafter concealed her body in a suitcase which he brought to Jersey City on November 1, 2017 and then kept in his garage for four months.

In March 2018, Plummer dumped the suitcase off the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge in Jersey City
onto the side of the PATH train tracks before fleeing to Miami and then Puerto Rico.

Te’Myah’s body was discovered by Port Authority employees on April 11, 2018.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Plummer was convicted of unlawful concealment of human
remains after a nine-day trial.

The state was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Lynne Seborowski of the Homicide Unit.

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