The girl, identified as Te'Myah Layauna Plummer, was born in Richmond, Va., in May 2016.
Her body was found in a pink suit case on train tracks in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Plummer was convicted in 2005 of misdemeanor child abuse in the death of his 8-month-old son Etreyu Plummer, who drowned after he was left unattended in a bathtub.
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Suarez credited homicide detectives, the Port Authority Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation offices in Newark, Richmond, and San Juan, and Richmond Police Department with helping identify the child and arrest the father. He also has multiple drug-related convictions, including for distribution of cocaine. It was not clear from court records how old she was or what her relationship was to Plummer.
WABC-TV reports, the body of Te'Myah Plummer was found around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, under the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge at the end of Van Wagenen Avenue in Jersey City.
Police in Richmond sent a news release about the missing child at the time, saying, 'We would like to hear from whomever may be caring for Te'Myah Plummer, probably a family member.
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FBI agents working at the bureau's DNA lab in Quantico, Virginia confirmed her identity.
Detectives believed the father and daughter were in either Charlotte, N.C. or Jersey City, N.J. Jersey City is in Hudson County. The cause of the toddler's death is still pending, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
Travis Lamont Plummer was arrested after his 2-year-old daughter's body was found in a suitcase in New Jersey.
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Officials say they first believed Te'Myah was 10 months old, but further investigation revealed she was closer to two.