Man accused in Boston woman's kidnapping, murder charged in Delaware

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 23-year-old Boston woman Jassy Correia has been charged in Delaware.

Police announced 32-year-old Louis Coleman of Providence was wanted in connection to Correia's kidnapping after friends and family reported she never came home after a night out on Saturday at Venu nightclub.

Venu's representative told Boston 25 News "Within minutes of being notified of her disappearance on Wednesday afternoon by her family, management and staff of venue began working to gather materials that they could provide to law enforcement, including a driver's license photograph of the suspect. Venu continues to work with law enforcement on this investigation and its staff expresses their deepest condolences to the Correia family."

On Thursday, police in Providence spent the day searching Coleman's Chestnut Street apartment and sources say police obtained surveillance video showing who they believe to be Coleman carrying Correia into an apartment building. They say the video then shows Coleman leaving the apartment with two suitcases, but Jassy is never seen on video leaving the apartment.

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After kidnapping suspect taken into custody in Delaware, authorities providing update outside of his residence in Providence.

Posted by Boston 25 News on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Coleman was stopped by Delaware State Police on I-95 Thursday afternoon after an APB for his vehicle was put out by Rhode Island. Correia's family tells Boston 25 News her body was found in the trunk of his vehicle.

Court paperwork shows troopers took Coleman into custody on charges of a fugitive from Rhode Island where he was wanted for kidnapping, refusal to report death with intent to conceal a crime, and mutilation of a dead human body.

All three crimes are felonies in Rhode Island.

Delaware officials say Coleman's extradition is "imminent."

Providence Police said Thursday that Coleman was not known to police and he had no criminal record in Rhode Island.

The FBI says it is assisting Boston Police in the investigation.

The Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross held a news conference Friday afternoon where they described the multi-state, multi-jurisdictional case as "very complicated and complex."


DA Rollins, BPD Commissioner Gross speaking about investigation into Jassy Correia's kidnapping.

Posted by Boston 25 News on Friday, March 1, 2019

Raytheon, Coleman's employer, told Boston 25 News "... we defer any further inquiries to law enforcement. We are cooperating fully with the investigation."

The victim's father spoke out Friday evening, choked up as he recalled the 24 hours that began with hope and ended with heartbreak.

"I have to respect the law, I believe in this country," Joaquin Correia said. "I'm gonna miss my daughter."


Family of Jassy Correia speaking

Posted by Boston 25 News on Friday, March 1, 2019

Correia's father shared what the victim said before the night she disappeared after she left her birthday celebration.

"I'm gonna celebrate this day on the 23rd because I work Monday and the Tuesday and I don't want to take this day off."

Johnson and Wales University has buildings throughout Providence and says they are reviewing security cameras from their buildings near Coleman's Chestnut Street address.

The Correia family says a GoFundMe page has been set up to take care of Jassy Correia's 2-year-old daughter and pay for her future education.