Jassy Correia: Boston Woman Kidnapped, Found Dead After Leaving Nightclub
The plan was for Jassy Correia to meet three of her friends to celebrate her birthday at the club.
Correia, 23, was supposed to meet a man at a nightclub in Boston on a night unlike any other. From the few accounts anyone can put together, the Dorchester woman was last seen leaving Club Venu early Sunday morning.
But she disappeared.
Family grew worried. Friends became concerned. From what anyone could gather, Correia had been kidnapped.
On Thursday, Boston police named Louis D. Coleman III, 32, of Providence, Rhode Island, as a "suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Jassy Correia."
Coleman was arrested on Interstate 95 in Delaware on Thursday. Correia’s body was found in the trunk of the suspect's car, according to news reports.
"She did not deserve this. She went out to celebrate her birthday and never returned home," her cousin Katia Depina told news cameras. "We want justice for her death."
The murder has captivated all of the Boston area and has reverberated around the nation.
“The pain that we feel as a city right now is real as we mourn the loss of a young life that was taken too soon. My heart breaks for Jassy’s family and friends, and her young daughter,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a tweet Friday. “Together, let’s watch over one another. We are our brothers and our sisters’ keeper.”
"Women should have a right to go to any nightclub and wear whatever they want to, and not worry about being kidnapped and murdered at the end of the their night," Joao DePina, a family friend said.
"This is not what any family should ever have to go through," Joao DePina said.
A GoFundMe account set up to help with funeral expenses reveals that Correia was the mother of a 2-year-old daughter. It reads:
Jassy 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 suitcase 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 easy the burden on the family.
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.
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The man suspected of kidnapping 23-year-old Jassy Correia has been arrested in Delaware and a body has been recovered, Boston police said. Louis D. Coleman III has been located and placed under arrest in Delaware, police said in a statement Thursday afternoon. Earlier in the day, police identified Coleman, 32 of Providence, Rhode Island, as the suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping. “A body has been recovered and we are awaiting a positive identification at this time,” Boston police said. “The cause and manner of death are pending. This remains an active and ongoing, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigation. Additional information will be provided when available.” Correia’s brother told Boston 25 News that the 23-year-old was found dead after the man suspected in her kidnapping was arrested in Delaware. Correia was last seen Sunday outside the Venu nightclub, Boston police said. She was last seen in the area of area of 255 Tremont St., getting into a red car with a man believed to be Coleman near Tremont and Herald streets. WCVB News reported that Correia’s body was found in the trunk of Coleman’s car. #blackgirltragic #blackgirlmagic #richmond #justdoit #whoelsebutus #stopkillingus #blacklivesmatter #respectblackwomen #blackwomenmatter #blackgirlsmatter #blackgirl #blackwomen #blackgirls #blackwoman #TamikaTrimble #Stopshootingus #wegonbealright #jassycorreia