A young mother’s body was found in the trunk of a man’s car, her family revealed.
Jassy Correia was last seen alive leaving a nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday after celebrating her 23rd birthday.
Boston police identified the man as Louis Coleman, and Correia’s body was later found in the trunk of his car, according to CBS Boston. They suspect Coleman abducted her. WPRI reports Coleman was seen carrying the woman into his apartment in Providence, Rhode Island, and he later left with two suitcases. Bleach was found in a dumpster outside of the building. The Boston Police Department searched his apartment but won’t reveal what was discovered.
He was arrested on Thursday after officers discovered the corpse during a traffic stop in Delaware. Expected charges include kidnapping, mutilation of a dead body and refusal to report a death with intent to conceal a crime, reports BuzzFeed News.
Katia DePina, Correia’s cousin, spoke on behalf of her family.
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"She was a mother. She was brave. She was strong. She did not deserve this," DePina said. "She went out to celebrate her birthday and never returned home."
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said he and Mayor Marty Walsh have met with the family.
“Mayor Walsh and the District Attorney and myself went to visit the family today and I’m telling you right now, it’s just such a beautiful family and they don’t deserve this,” he said on Friday. “Mayor Walsh is highly upset, we are all highly upset that this could have even happened.”
Mayor Walsh condemned the man.
"This guy is an animal,” he declared.
Coleman waived his right to an extradition hearing and will be shipped to Rhode Island. A GoFundMe campaign was created to assist with the raising of Correia’s 2-year-old daughter.
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