UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Delaware County on charges of having kidnapped a 7-month-old boy who has not yet been found.

Authorities allege that 30-year-old Ummad Rushdi of York took Hamza Ali from the Upper Darby home of his girlfriend on Aug. 4. He is charged in Delaware County with kidnapping and related counts.

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Upper Darby police chief Michael Chitwood has said authorities fear that the child is dead.

Authorities last week searched a landfill and park in York County for the boy’s body. Police suspect the child might have been buried near the Susquehanna River town of Columbia and later exhumed and given a religious burial elsewhere.

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Rushdi has been held on $750,000 bail.

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