Man who allegedly kidnapped young mom is in custody; body recovered but not identified: Police

Jassy Correia disappeared shortly after leaving Boston's Venu Nightclub.

February 28, 2019, 5:34 PM

The man who allegedly kidnapped a 23-year-old mom in Boston has been taken into custody in Delaware, Boston police said, and while a body was recovered, the victim has yet to be identified.

The case began when Jassy Correia disappeared with a man after leaving Boston's Venu Nightclub shortly after midnight on Sunday, the Boston Police Department said.

PHOTO: Jassy Correia, 23, was allegedly kidnapped and killed after leaving a nightclub early on Feb. 24, 2019.
Jassy Correia, 23, was allegedly kidnapped and killed after leaving a nightclub early on Feb. 24, 2019.
Released by Boston Police

Police identified her suspected kidnapper as Louis D. Coleman III, 32, of Providence, Rhode Island, and urged the public to help find Correia and Coleman.

Police later on Thursday said Coleman was arrested in Delaware.

PHOTO: Louis D. Coleman is seen in this undated photo released by the Boston Police Department.
Louis D. Coleman is seen in this undated photo released by the Boston Police Department.
Boston Police Department

"A body has been recovered and we are awaiting a positive identification at this time," police said Thursday afternoon. "The cause and manner of death are pending."

PHOTO: Jassy Correia, 23, was allegedly kidnapped and killed after leaving a nightclub early on Feb. 24, 2019.
Jassy Correia, 23, was allegedly kidnapped and killed after leaving a nightclub early on Feb. 24, 2019.
Released by Boston Police

Correia, who has a 2-year-old daughter, was at the club Saturday night to celebrate her birthday, her family said, according to ABC Boston affiliate WCVB.

Signs were posted along the street by the club Thursday as the desperate search for Correia reached its fifth day.

Additional details on Coleman's arrest were not immediately released.

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