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Woman who vanished leaving Boston nightclub found dead, family says, as suspect arrested

A 32-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with her disappearance.
Image: Jassy Correia
23-year-old Jassy Correia, missing in Boston.Boston Police Department

The search for a woman who vanished after leaving a Boston nightclub led Thursday to the arrest of a suspect and the discovery of a body.

Louis D. Coleman III
Louis D. Coleman IIIBoston Police Department

Jassy Correia, 23, has been missing since leaving Venu nightclub after midnight on Sunday. She was seen on surveillance video with Louis D. Coleman III, 32.

Coleman was arrested in Delaware on Thursday, authorities said.

Joel Correia, Jassy's brother, told NBC Boston that his sister was found dead in the trunk of a car in Delaware.

A cousin of Jassy's told reporters Thursday night, "We received some devastating news today, and Jassy is no longer with us."

Boston police have not released any information on identity of the body found and said they are working to determine a cause of death.

Coleman was arrested in connection to her disappearance but has not yet been charged.

Police earlier released a surveillance photo of what they believed was Jassy Correia and Coleman walking; video of Coleman walking alone; and a picture of a red car that the pair were spotted getting into early Sunday morning.

A missing person report was filed Wednesday after Correia's brother and father were not able to get in touch with her. Her father, Joaquin Correia, told NECN that he called his daughter on Tuesday for her birthday, but she didn't pick up.

"If I don’t see my daughter, I don’t know how I’m going to live," Correia said.

NECN reported that Correia has a 2-year-old daughter. She is about 5-foot-7 and was last seen wearing hoop earrings, an orange jumpsuit and a denim jacket with images of red lips and pink wings on the back, police said.