Man sentenced to 20 years for concealing daughter's remains

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A Virginia man whose toddler daughter's body was found in a suitcase next to railroad tracks in Jersey City has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Travis Plummer was convicted in April of unlawful concealment of human remains. The 38-year-old Richmond man was sentenced Friday.

Authorities have said Plummer took 23-month-old Te'Myah Layauna Plummer from her mother in Virginia in fall 2017 and traveled to New Jersey with the decomposing body wrapped inside a suitcase.

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Investigators said they believe Plummer left the suitcase in a friend's Jersey City garage for months, but after a March 2018 police visit, dumped it off a bridge where it was found near the tracks in April 2018.

The child died of unspecified violence and cocaine intoxication. Plummer hasn't been charged with killing the girl.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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