WILMINGTON, Del. – Family members have confirmed to The Boston Globe that the body found in the trunk of a car pulled over by Delaware State Police Thursday afternoon on I-95 south of Wilmington is Jassy Correia.
Correia, 23, of Boston, is the mother of a 2-year-old girl.
She was seen on video leaving a nightclub at 12:15 a.m. Sunday walking with an unidentified man and getting into a red car.
“She did not deserve this,” Katia Depina, Correia’s cousin, told the Boston Globe. “She went out to celebrate her birthday and never came home.”
Delaware State Police arrested the driver, Louis D. Coleman III, 32, of Providence, Rhode Island.
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Police have released few details since Correia’s body was found. Here is what we know so far:
How was Correia killed?
Police have not released any details about Correia’s death, including how she may have been killed or where.
The five-day investigation included Providence and Boston police, the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI.
Police in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware and other states were on alert to find the vehicle seen in the surveillance video.
Police have not said why Delaware police were mobilized.
Coleman was driving a dark red or maroon Buick LaCrosse with California plates.
Where is the suspect now?
Coleman is being held at Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington. A Delaware Justice of the Peace approved the extradition request and authorities are awaiting to transport Coleman back to Rhode Island.
Providence police are in charge of the investigation and handling all communication with the public.
Who is Jassy Corriea?
Correia is a 23-year-old Boston woman and mother of a 2-year-old daughter.
She worked as a host at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Boston’s Seaport district.
Who is Louis Coleman III?
Rhode Island police said Coleman, 32, of Providence, had no record there.
In photos released by police, Coleman was wearing a lanyard with the Raytheon logo. Raytheon is a major defense contractor. A spokesman for the company would not comment other than to say they were cooperating with authorities.
Coleman has a master’s degree from California State University in Long Beach, California.
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