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Missing Pennsylvania Woman Found Dead In Her Car

Missing Pennsylvania Woman Found Dead In Her Car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An autopsy was scheduled Friday on the body of a missing young mother found inside a car that was parked near Philadelphia's main train station and had a number of parking tickets on the window.

The body of Nadia Malik, 22, of suburban Marple Township, in Delaware County, was found Thursday in one of the front seats of the car parked near 30th Street Station. She had been the subject of a multistate search since she was last seen on Feb. 9.

Malik's body showed no visible signs of trauma and was fully clothed, police said.

Police said the car was first ticketed on Feb. 10 a few blocks from the train station, and the car was towed to a spot behind the station on Valentine's Day because it was blocking snow removal. It was ticketed there a number of other times.

Police Lt. John Walker said it would have been difficult for officers issuing the parking tickets to see inside the car.

"If you look at the car, it's tinted heavily on the back and side windows, and the windshield would have been covered with snow," he said.

In addition, the passenger seat containing the body was completely reclined and the woman's head was covered with a black duffel bag, police said.

Someone outside the car "couldn't tell there was a body under the bag until you opened the car and grabbed the bag," Walker said.

Investigators say they want to question Malik's boyfriend, with whom she has two young children. He was arrested in Solon, Ohio, on a probation violation and is awaiting extradition but hasn't been charged in the case.

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dal February 21 2014 at 3:03 PM

Ok? She is reported missing on the 9th of feb, cops are papering her car with tickets, at no time did they run the plate? had they run the plate and saw the car belonged to a missing persons who's name would have been associated with the vehicle. WOW! I will steer clear of the Keystone cop state.

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Ellie February 21 2014 at 7:31 PM

What a shame - for her, her family, her children. Only 22. Gosh it's not right. And yes, i would check out the boyfriend and if it's him, 25 yrs to life although a bullet in the brain would be better.

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Wolfy February 21 2014 at 2:52 PM

sad, young woman, rest in peace.

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m.jozefowicz February 21 2014 at 7:39 PM

Don't surprise me any thing I saw traffic police give the ticket to old guy sleeping in the car double park He didn't see it whole thing until he walk up after police left

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runswthscisors40 February 21 2014 at 12:28 PM

Who, What, Where, When, Why........As in............WHO'S car was it??.........and it doesn't shine a good light on the police, either........multistate search, and they don't even bother to look inside the car??......

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connie780 February 21 2014 at 2:48 PM

i think every car thats just parked should be checked. a car can sit on the road for days ive notice.

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Vikke February 21 2014 at 12:32 PM

I'm curious why they didn't run the plates--never mind opening the doors (cause someone would have probably sued them if they had and she WASN'T dead). But when cops give parking tickets for a car that has been there for a while, (it was even towed!) don't they run plates? I agree...lazy!

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graphikzking Vikke February 21 2014 at 12:45 PM

In Philadelphia it's rare that police issue parking tickets. It's funny, I know a few cops and while on official duty they have their personal AND business cars tickets by the parking enforcement.

Our parking authority is as crooked as they come and have nothing to do with Police. This doesn't excuse them. They are lazy (and a union). They do 1 single job and don't pay attention to anything around them. They just ticket ticket ticket. There have been people inside cars NUMEROUS times on our news where they issued tickets and don't look.

They at least have a LITTLE lead-way here as this persons windows were illegally tinted which means they couldn't see inside but normally they don't look anyway.

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benitahauser Vikke February 21 2014 at 12:47 PM

I agree with you. My first thought was if she was reported missing on the 9th her information would be in the system,. If they had ran her plates they would have known who the car belonged to. At that time they could have searched the vehicle and found her. So she's been in that car for 10 days. I can't believe with multiple tickets and even having the vehicle towed nobody ever thought to check inside or run the plate.

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kimcrdr February 21 2014 at 2:16 PM

how very sad, I think it is utterly ridiculous that she went missing on Feb. 9 and the police put a ticket on the window Feb. 10, did they forget what kind of car they were looking for or what!!! very very sad, sending prayers of condolences to her family and friends!

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len5 kimcrdr February 21 2014 at 2:23 PM

In this day and age of computers, you would think a cross reference of plate #'s would show up after the tickets were issued. Very sloppy police work.

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Clark Trucking February 21 2014 at 12:40 PM

Have Your Say..Difficult to se???. Gotta be kidding. LOL at that one. I would assume that the minimum requirements for a traffic officer would be that they are among the sighted folks in the population, isn't it? This is just Ka Ka.

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cristoba1 February 21 2014 at 12:41 PM

They knew who the car belong to, right?
Or did the look for her car at all when she went missing?

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pikahereandthere cristoba1 February 21 2014 at 1:07 PM

the article never said it was her car though.

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