Body of Indo-American women found 11 days after she went missing
On Friday, the body of missing pre-med student and mother of two was discovered in her car, which had been parked on a public street near the Amtrak station in Philadelphia, 11 day after she went missing.Updated: Feb 24, 2014 14:25 IST
On Friday, the body of missing pre-med student and mother of two was discovered in her car, which had been parked on a public street near the Amtrak station in Philadelphia, 11 day after she went missing.
Nadia Malik, 22, who was reported missing since February 9, was found lying face down in the front seat under a pile of clothes and a gym bag. Her gray 2007 Nissan Altima was parked in different street for four days before workers clearing a main artery after a snowstorm towed it to present location.
"Everybody says, 'Why didn't somebody see her'," said Marple Township police chief Thomas Murray.
Somebody passing, if they looked closely enough, they would just see it as a pile of junk in the car. The body was not visible without really, really looking hard, he said. And how many people do that?
"She was kind of covered up pretty good in the car. Unless you were really peering into the car, you wouldn't know she was there. The car had very deep tinted windows," Murray said. So now the investigation goes from one of, where is she? To what happened to her?
Malik was in a volatile relationship with boyfriend Bhupinder Singh with whom she had two pre schoolers. Their one baby had died in 2012 under mysterious circumstances.
On February 9, Malik had made a call to her brother and a friend saying Singh was holding her against her will, police said. They consequently filed a missing person report with police. 25 year old Singh was arrested from his parents' house in Solon, Ohio for a parole violation, after he tried to flee out of the back of the residence. Singh has earlier police record including a second-offense drunken driving conviction, and arrests for assault, false imprisonment and making terroristic threats.
However, officer Murray revealed there was no obvious sign of foul play. The police is waiting for the toxicology reports.
First Published: Feb 24, 2014 14:21 IST