LANCASTER – 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.


Information from: LNP,

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