Suspect arrested after woman vanishes from Boston nightclub, body found in car
The Illinois man accused of kidnapping a 23-year-old mother last seen alive at a Boston nightclub was discovered in Delaware with a body in the trunk of his car, according to police.
Louis D. Coleman III was arrested Thursday after a chase with law enforcement along Interstate 95. Boston Police released his image earlier in the day and identified him as a suspect in the disappearance of Jassy Correia.
“A body has been recovered and we are awaiting a positive identification at this time. The cause and manner of death are pending,” according to a Boston Police Department press release. “This remains an active and ongoing, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigation.”
Following Coleman’s arrest, Correia’s family confirmed it was her remains found in the trunk, according to WCVB.
“We are all devastated by what happened,” her cousin, Katia DePina said. “She did not deserves this. She went out to celebrate her birthday and never returned home. We want justice for her death.”
Family friend Joao DePina added: “Women should have the right to go to any nightclub and wear whatever they want to, and not worry about being kidnapped and murdered at the end of their night. This not what any family should ever have to go through.”
Correia, who is the mother of a 2-year-old, joined a group of friends at Club Venue in the theater district to celebrate her birthday Saturday night.
A missing persons report was filed for Correia on Wednesday after her brother and father were unable to get in touch with her. Her father, Joaquin Correia, told NECN that he phoned his daughter on Tuesday to wish her happy birthday, but he did not get an answer.
Surveillance video from Tremont Street, not far from the club, allegedly shows Correia getting into a car with a man early Sunday morning, who authorities believe to be Coleman. Her family has said they do not recognize the 32-year-old Rhode Island man.