On Tuesday morning, the estranged girlfriend of 21-year-old Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem sought a restraining order against him. Less than eight hours after that order was granted, he kidnapped the couple’s 3-month-old daughter from an East Orange apartment and headed south on the Garden State Parkway. He is then alleged to have pulled over on the Driscoll Bridge and throw the baby over the railing into the Raritan River far below.
Other than the man’s confession, there is no evidence that any of this actually occurred. The body of the child has not been found. There were also no witnesses to the incident. Signs near the bridge today ask drivers to tune to an AM radio station to get more information about “an incident”. The message on the radio station does not indicate what occurred but asks anyone that saw anything in the early evening to call police.
While the restraining order had not been served at the time that the baby was taken, there is no indication as to whether or not he knew about the restraining order.
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