Pennsylvania Woman Beats and Kills Daughter, 1, Disposes of Body: Police

Police say a Lancaster woman fatally beat her 1-year-old daughter earlier this month and then disposed of the girl's body.

Shondraya Dickson was charged Saturday with homicide, abuse of a corpse, endangering a child, assault and obstructing a child-abuse report in the death of Ja'Zirah Rodgers.

The 23-year-old remained jailed without bail Monday and could not be reached for comment. Online court records did not include information on her lawyer.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 3.

Police tell LNP no one saw the girl alive after Jan. 2. They say Dickson gave conflicting accounts to social workers about the girl's whereabouts. A body hasn't been recovered.

Officials say Dickson's two other young children are in custody of Lancaster County's Children and Youth office.

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