YORK, Pa. - Upper Darby police say they will likely will end their search for a kidnapped 7-month-old boy, who is presumed dead, Friday unless new information surfaces.
"The vastness is unbelievable," Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood said, comparing rural York County, where the child's body is believed to be buried, with urban Upper Darby, where the kidnapping took place.
In the search for the infant, police and the FBI have used cadaver dogs, helicopters, and even Maryland state police rescue divers to look in the Susquehanna River.
Ummad Rushdi, 30, is charged with kidnapping Hamza Ali, the infant son of his girlfriend, Zainab Gaal, also 30. The couple and child lived together in a large country-style home with a stone facade in Windsor Township, southeast of York. They were visiting Rushdi's parents in Upper Darby when Rushdi allegedly left early Aug. 4 with the child. Hamza Ali has not been seen since.