Pennsylvania

Searches find no evidence of kidnapped baby, Hamza Ali

Boyfriend of baby's mother, Ummad Rushdi, held on kidnapping charges

YORK, Pa. - Investigators said they've found some forensic evidence as they search for a 7-month-old boy kidnapped from a Delaware County home by his mother's boyfriend on Sunday.

Authorities have been searching sites in York and Lancaster counties for the baby, Hamza Ali. That follows the arrest of Ummad Rushdi, the boyfriend of the child's mother, at their home in the York suburbs Wednesday.

Police said the three had been visiting family in Upper Darby. Rushdi told a witness he killed the crying child by shaking him and then buried him in an undisclosed location, according to an affidavit released Thursday.

Upper Darby Township Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Friday police found some forensic evidence near a site in Lancaster County where Rushdi's car was found earlier. He declined to say what the evidence was.

Rushdi is being held on kidnapping and other charges.


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