NJ to Change Amber Alert Rules Over Baby Toss Case

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:02 PM EDT
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NJ to Change Amber Alert Rules Over Baby Toss Case

NBC Philadelphia

The body of a baby was found the morning of April 24. The clothing and wrappings in which the child were found are consistent with the descriptions given in relation to three-month-old Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem.

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New Jersey law enforcement officials are changing their procedures for Amber Alerts after police failed to request one and a man then was accused of throwing his abducted 3-month-old daughter from a bridge.

Attorney General Paula Dow will discuss the changes Wednesday.

The revisions follow the disappearance of Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem, who police say was thrown from a highway bridge Feb.
16.

East Orange police notified other law enforcement agencies about her abduction but didn't ask state police to send an Amber Alert, information about a missing child broadcast on television and radio stations and posted on electronic highway message boards.

State rules have discouraged use of the alerts in domestic cases.

Zara's father has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

A baby's body has been found but hasn't been identified.
 

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