An NYPD dog trained to find evidence located possible traces of blood from a missing New Jersey woman in her boyfriend’s bathtub, sources said Monday.
The 31-year-old woman, identified in media reports as Jennifer Londono, vanished June 25 from Union City. Police suspect that the two female body parts that washed up this week in Brooklyn and Manhattan shorelines belong to the young woman.
On Tuesday, a woman’s torso from the waist to her knees was found by a couple walking their dog in the Red Hook Channel off the coast of Brooklyn.
Her torso was tattooed with a word written in ancient sanskrit. After the woman’s mother spotted media images of the tattoo, which translates to mean “Lily” or “Lilyann,” she went to the 76th Precinct in Brooklyn to report it, sources said.
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The tattoo was a tribute to the woman’s aunt.
On Saturday, a woman jogging near the 79th St. Boat Basin on the Upper West Side spotted a partial leg and foot with pink-painted toenails.
Neither city cops nor the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office have formally disclosed her name.
“We do not have information for release regarding this matter,” Bergen County spokeswoman Maureen Parenta said Monday.
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An autopsy of the body parts is still pending. “We are investigating, but the cause and manner are pending further studies,” said Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the city Medical Examiner’s office.
Sources said that after the mom, accompanied by Londono’s boyfriend, went to the precinct, the NYPD sent K9 units to look for blood traces in places that the woman frequented.
Londono managed the Luna Lounge, a bar on Armory St. in Englewood, N.J.
The dogs searched the bar, her mom’s car, which the boyfriend had been using, and the boyfriend’s apartment, sources said.
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The dog did not find traces of blood in the car, but did find traces in the apartment’s bathtub, sources said.
“It’s looking like the investigation is turning toward the boyfriend,” a police source said.
A friend of the woman, identified only as Maria, posted an emotional message about her.
“I didn’t want this to be true, and deep inside I’m hoping they tell me it was someone else and I’m still waiting,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m never speechless but I still can’t get wrapped what was done to you. Nobody deserves what happens and specially you. I’m full of emotions and I’m sick to my stomach. You will get justice baby girl.”
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