A Providence, Rhode Island man, arrested yesterday in connection with the Boston kidnapping and disappearance of 23-year-old Jassy Correia, has waived extradition proceedings, according to officials.
Yesterday afternoon, just after 2:00, Louis D. Coleman III was located by Delaware State Police in the 1600 block of E. Newport Pike in Newport, Delaware. He was driving the Red Buick Regal Boston authorities had been search for since Sunday. After a brief chase down I-95 SB, law enforcement from across New Castle County was able to corner Coleman at the Chruchmans Road exit.
After taking Coleman into custody at gunpoint, Troopers search the vehicle and discovered a body in the truck, according to authorities.
After the arrest, Boston Police confirmed that it was Coleman that was placed under arrest in Delaware. They also confirmed that a body was recovered during the stop. The body was turned over to the medical examiner to determine the identity and the cause and manner of death.
Correia’s family confirmed to Boston media that police have told them that it Jassy that was found in the car.
Coleman was arraigned by videophone in Delaware JP Court 11 at around 1 a.m. this morning.
According to court documents, Coleman is wanted in Providence for Kidnapping, Refusal to Report a Death With Intent to Conceal a Crime, and Mutilation of a Dead Human Body.
He’s now being held without bail at Gander Hill pending transfer by Rhode Island law enforcement.
Boston Police have confirmed that Louis D. Coleman III has been located and placed under arrest in Delaware. A body has been recovered and they are awaiting a positive identification at this time. 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.
Just after 2:00 the afternoon Delaware State Police, along with New Castle County Police received a radio call that alerted them to a wanted suspect in the Newport area.
A “Be On The Lookout” was issued for a red Buick Regal with California plates wanted in connection with a homicide out of Boston.
It’s believed that red Buick was being driven by Louis D. Coleman III, 32-years-old, of Providence, Rhode Island, who is wanted by Boston Police in the kidnapping and disappearance of 23-year-old Jassy Correia.
Police on the ground and in the air located Coleman in the area of I-95 SB at Churchmans Road.
Police performed a felony stop on the vehicle and are currently investigating.
It’s not clear at this time if Jassy Correia has been located in the vehicle.
Medics did respond to the scene but it’s not clear why.
As a result of the police action, the exit to Churchman’s Road is closed.
The closure is backing traffic up into the city on I-95. I-495 is also backing up.
Boston Press Release
Investigation Update: BPD Releases Image of Suspect Wanted in Connection to the Kidnapping of 23-year-old Jassy Correia
UPDATE: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the male in the above photos identified as Louis D. Coleman III, 32-years-old, of Providence, Rhode Island. The BPD is also looking to locate the red motor vehicle which Coleman is believed to be operating. Last seen in the Providence, Rhode Island area on Thursday, February 28, 2019, police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate Coleman as well as Jassy Correia.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jassy Correia, Louis D. Coleman, or the red vehicle is urged to contact 911 immediately.
Community members wishing to assist this search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.
The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: The Boston Police Department is issuing a Missing Person Alert and asking for the public’s help in efforts to locate 23-year-old Jassy Correia. Shortly after leaving the Venu Nightclub, Correia was seen in the area of 255 Tremont Street in Boston in the company of an unknown male (see video below) at about 12:15AM on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Correia was later seen entering a motor vehicle, believed to be a red motor vehicle (see photo), with the same male in the area of Tremont and Herald Streets. When last seen, Correia, who is approximately 5’7” tall, was wearing big hoop earrings, an orange jumpsuit and a jean jacket with an image of red lips and pink wings on the back of it.