Police suspend search for missing boy

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 12, 2013 11:11 AM
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(York) -- A police chief in central Pennsylvania says his department's active search for a missing 7-month-old boy has been suspended. The York Daily Record/Sunday News reports that Columbia Borough Police Chief Jack Brommer said there is no new information on the whereabouts of kidnapping victim Hamza Ali.

Brommer says the searches have included about 10 different K-9 dogs, boats and police officers from several departments.

Ummad Rushdi, the 30-year-old boyfriend of Hamza's mother, is charged with kidnapping and other offenses. Police say he told his brother he shook the child to death and then buried him somewhere. A search was focused near Columbia because that's where Rushdi's vehicle became disabled more than a week ago, after he allegedly took the child from a Philadelphia area home.

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