Pennsylvania police found the body of a young woman who had been missing for several months in a vacant trailer in the Poconos, as reported by NBC 10.
Nicole Murray, 24, had been missing since just after Christmas, with her family hoping to receive good news of her safe return. Instead, the Monroe County Coroner’s confirmed on Friday that the discovered body was indeed the missing woman.
Police have yet to confirm the cause of death, citing a planned autopsy. Investigators said the death appears suspicious.
Multiple accounts indicate she had become addicted to drugs after her father died. Friends and family told authorities she fled Philadelphia for the Poconos in December with an unidentified man, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
David Levinson, a friend of the deceased, told reporters that the unidentified man who Murray was last seen with “preys on women in addiction,” despite the fact that the Murray was “cutting back on her opiate use.”
Kaelyn Braggar, another friend, concurred, saying “if she was with him and he took her up there, good luck finding her.”
A Message from Nicole’s Family: “We are heartbroken to confirm that the body found in the Poconos is our beautiful,…
Murray’s aunt, Diane Scully, has confirmed that her niece was accepted into a nursing program, enrolled to begin in the fall.
“She was so sweet, so beautiful, so smart, so kind,” Scully said. “A tiny little person with a squeaky voice, but a big heart.”
This is an ongoing investigation.
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