Baby found dead in suitcase left near New Jersey train tracks

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A baby has been found dead in a suitcase left near train tracks in New Jersey, authorities said.

The gruesome discovery was made about 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon underneath the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge in Jersey City, just off Broadway, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said.

The Prosecutor's Homicide Unit and police continue to investigate.

A PATH train crew spotted the suitcase near tracks not far from the Journal Square stop and called police, sources told WPIX. When officers arrived, they found human remains in the container.

Photos of the scene show a bright pink suitcase on the ground along the tracks.

The prosecutor's office described the victim as an infant and said homicide investigators are on the scene.

The area where the baby was found sits under a bridge from which people often throw bags of trash and other refuse, according to The Jersey Journal.

"It's sad, depressing," a woman named Karen Hernandez told the paper. "Things like that never happened over here."

Jersey City is less than 10 miles from Manhattan.

Additional details were not immediately available Wednesday evening, as authorities continue to investigate.


More Local

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC Bureau

In Your Corner

More In Your Corner

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ
graphic with open for takeout or delivery

Latest News

More News


KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter