Police Arrest Suspect in Connection With Missing Mother Jassy Correia as Body is Found

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
March 1, 2019US News

Massachusetts police identified a man wanted in connection with a 23-year-old mother who vanished after leaving a nightclub over the weekend and later arrested him.

Louis Coleman III, 32, was spotted in the Providence, Rhode Island area, the Boston Police Department said. Coleman was driving a vehicle, likely a red Nissan Altima.

Jassy Correia, 23, the missing mother, was last seen in the area of 255 Tremont in Boston early Sunday morning, Feb. 24. She was spotted entering a vehicle, believed to be the Altima.

Coleman was located and arrested on Thursday, the police department said in an update.

missing mother found dead
Louis Coleman III, 32, was arrested on Feb. 28, 2019. Police found a body in the trunk of his vehicle, which is believed to be missing mother Jassy Correia, 23. (Boston Police Department)

“Coleman III has been located and placed under arrest in Delaware. A body has been recovered and we are awaiting a positive identification at this time. The cause and manner of death are pending,” the department said.

Correia’s brother told WCVB that the body was found in the trunk of Coleman’s vehicle.

“I would like to thank the community for stepping up and spreading the word and getting this out there as quickly as they did,” Katia Depina, a cousin of Correia, told reporters at a news conference Thursday night.

Family members said they’d been told Correia was dead.

“She did not deserve this. She went out to celebrate her birthday and never returned home,” Depina said. “We want justice for her death.”

A GoFundMe page was started by a family member to raise money for Correia and the family.

“Correia was kidnapped while leaving the Venu Night Club in Boston where she was celebrating her 23rd birthday. She was found murdered and her body was found in two suitcases in her Kidnapper’s car in Delaware. We are looking to help raise money for the family of Jassy and her 2-year-old daughter who was left behind. Please donate anything you can to ease the burden on the family,” wrote Euprepia Correia.

“Any and all additional money raised will be used to setup college fund for Jassy’s daughter. Please help Jassy’s family in this very difficult time of need as we suffer through this horrific tragedy,” she added.

Parents May Have Put Baby Into Suitcase

A California couple was doing drugs when it is alleged that they discovered their baby was dead, prosecutors said.

They then shoved the baby’s body into a suitcase and threw the suitcase into a trash can at a mall, police said.

Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were arrested and charged this week with child abuse resulting in the death of their child.

They could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

jacsun manson parents arrested
Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were arrested and charged this week with child abuse resulting in the death of their child. (Culver City Police Department)

“We also believe that after his death, Adam and Kianna discarded Jacsun’s body in a dumpster somewhere near the (Baldwin Hills) Crenshaw mall in Los Angeles,” police said.

Jacsun Manson, 5 months old, went missing in December 2018 while his family lived at the Upward Bound House, a shelter, in Culver City. The baby was officially reported missing on Jan. 25.

Manson and Williams were both arrested on Jan. 3 after officers found them in a stolen car. Williams pleaded no contest and served 45 days in jail with probation after release while Manson pleaded no contest and was released and sentenced to probation, reported the Los Angeles Times. But he was arrested again in early February and is now being held without bail.

Police received a tip that Jacsun Manson is no longer alive and may have been tossed in the trash ????According to witnesses, Jacsun was last seen on Dec. 31, 2018 with his parents, prior to their arrest.

Posted by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Monday, 25 February 2019

A search for the baby turned up evidence leading to the arrest and charges, though the evidence wasn’t made public.

Investigators are still looking for the body and began searching the El Sobrante Landfill in Corona on Monday but didn’t find any signs of the infant, Culver City police Capt. Jason Sims told NBC 4. The search was suspended on Tuesday and it wasn’t clear when crews would return to the landfill.

“We continue to strategize and plan for the best and most efficient way to search the El Sobrante Landfill for the remains of Jacsun Manson. We anticipate the search will resume in the near future,” the Culver City Police Department said on Wednesday.

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