SAYREVILLE, N.J. – New Jersey State Police are searching for a 3-month-old after her father told them he threw his daughter off a river bridge.
The search Wednesday is centered on the Garden State Parkway's Driscoll Bridge, which spans the Raritan River between Sayreville and Woodbridge.
Authorities say 21-year-old Shamsiddin Abdur-Raheem ripped daughter Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem from her grandmother in East Orange on Tuesday and fled with the baby. Police found him at a relative's home in Winslow Township.
Winslow police Lt. Michael Hoffman says Abdur-Raheem, of Galloway Township, told authorities he threw his daughter off the bridge into the river.
The child's mother, Venetta Benjamin, had sought a restraining order against the man Tuesday. Her lawyer, Mitchell Liebowitz, says the baby was snatched before the order was served.