Police: suspect arrested, dead body recovered in kidnapping

February 28, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A body has been recovered and a suspect is in custody in the case of a 23-year-old woman who went missing from a Boston nightclub last weekend.

Boston police said Thursday that Louis D. Coleman III was arrested in Delaware. The department said it was awaiting “positive identification” of the dead body that was also recovered.

But WBZ-TV reports Jassy Correia’s family in Boston has confirmed her body was found in the trunk of Coleman’s car after a chase in Delaware.

Coleman had been sought in the disappearance of Correia, who went missing after leaving the Venu nightclub in downtown Boston Sunday night.

Police had set up a crime scene near where Coleman lived in Providence, Rhode Island, earlier Thursday, and Correia’s father urged anyone with information about his daughter’s whereabouts to contact authorities.