Jassy Correia, Recent Missing Mom, Found Dead in Trunk of Car
Boston, MA– Jassy Correia, the 23-year-old mother kidnapped this past weekend after leaving a Boston club, was found dead in Delaware on Thursday afternoon. After a missing persons investigation, her body was discovered in the trunk of suspect Louis Coleman III's car. Coleman, 32, was arrested after being apprehended by police in Delaware. Boston.com has reported on the latest developments.
On Saturday night, February 23, Correia went out for her birthday celebration, located at the Venu Nightclub in Boston’s Theater District. Correia had dropped her two-year-old daughter off at her grandmother’s house for the night, but her friends and family began to worry when she didn't answer phone calls or text messages on Sunday asking when she was going to pick the little girl up.
On Monday morning, Correia’s friends and family filed a missing persons report. After agonizing days waiting for news, detectives showed up at the family’s home in Dorchester to deliver the news that the young mother's body had been found.
According to CBS Boston, a be on the lookout announcement was released for Louis Coleman III after it was discovered that he was the last person seen with Correia. After several days' investigation, detectives confirmed with family members that Coleman had indeed kidnapped Correia early Sunday morning.
The investigation led Providence Police to Coleman’s apartment this past week, where they reportedly claimed they could not say what they found. According to Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr., “We conducted a search warrant of the apartment here, inside 95 Chestnut, but I cannot talk about the details about what was uncovered. We are treating it as a homicide investigation.”
The be on the lookout issued for Coleman was canceled Thursday afternoon, when Delaware Police followed and arrested the suspect after identifying his car.
Correia’s family and friends have no recollection of seeing Coleman with Correia; they are not aware of Correia knew him previously. One of Correia’s neighbors claimed that she had met Coleman on multiple occasions and that he seemed like a normal and nice guy.
After her death was confirmed, the Correia family set up a GoFundMe page for Jassy Correia’s daughter. As of this posting, the page has already raised over $88,000.
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