Jasmine Joseph
Jasmine Joseph

A dead female body was found inside a parked car belonging to a 22-year-old Syosset woman who was reported missing two weeks ago, Nassau County police said.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that police found and impounded Jasmine Joseph’s gray Nissan Altima from a parking lot at the corner of Jericho Tunpike and Cedar Street in Syosset at about 12:23 a.m. Tuesday.

The spokeswoman could not confirm that the body found inside the car was Joseph despite the fact that the department sent an email blast to members of the media saying that she was found. The email did not specify Joseph’s condition.

The NYIT student was last heard from when she called her parents on the afternoon of Feb. 24 to tell them that she was studying at the college’s Old Westbury campus library, police have said. Joseph reportedly hadn’t been enrolled at the college since May 2013.

The unidentified body found in the car was taken to the Nassau Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the identity and cause of death.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.


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