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York Co. man charged in infant's death

Updated: Tuesday, August 27 2013, 05:36 PM CDT
Reported by: Christina Butler

YORK -- The York County man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's baby is now charged with the seven-month-old's death.

Hamza Ali's body has not been found, but Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says they'll prosecute even if the body is never found.

"I don't believe we will ever find that baby, we will continue looking."

He continued to say Ummad Rushdi has told authorities "the baby can't be retrieved."

Ali was last seen alive Aug. 4.  Police believe Rushdi killed the baby in an Upper Darby home, then buried the body somewhere near Columbia, Lancaster County or in York County.

Several searches have been unsuccessful.  Police say the baby's mother has pleaded several times with Rushdi to reveal the location, but he will not provide one.

"When you look at this case you still have a poor mother who still wants closure. She wants to know where her child is. We can't find that out for her unfortunately," said Chitwood.

Rushdi lived in Windsor Township, York County. Police also are sharing more about how Rushdi left the scene of a site in Columbia the day the bay disappeared. The car Rushdi was driving became stuck in mud near Route 441 and Route 30.

Police say Rushdi got a ride on a church bus, then went to some type of church service or Sunday School in York County. There, they say he fell to his knees and begin crying.

Chitwood called Rushdi a barbarian during his press conference. "This is a barbaric act committed by a barbarian. Rushdi is a barbarian."

Rushdi is next expected in court Sept. 9. His bail has been revoked since he now faces murder charges. 
York Co. man charged in infant's death

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