Bridgeton mom charged with killing ‘abducted’ toddler son
A Bridgeton woman who reported her toddler was taken is now charged with killing him. Nakira Griner, 24, told Bridgeton police on Friday that her 23-month-old son had been abducted. But instead, Daniel Griner Jr.’s remains were found in the woman’s Woodland Drive yard at about 3 Saturday morning, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.
The mother’s police report sparked a search by Bridgeton’s Child Abduction Response Team with help from the Bridgeton Police Department, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Park Police bloodhounds. Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari lauded the efforts of all law enforcement “who worked tirelessly through the night on both the initial search for presumed missing child and the subsequent criminal investigation.” Griner is in the Cumberland County Jail on charges of murder, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, desecration of human remains and tampering with evidence. A detention hearing is pending. Griner has an older son as well, her Facebook page shows. In one photo showing both boys, she posted:
"… And I thank them for choosing me To come through unto life to be A beautiful reflection of OUR LOVE❤️❤️"
No further information is being released at this time, Webb-McRae said. The case remains under investigation. No additional arrests are expected at this time.