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    Jalaihia Finklea (18) was found dead in Florida a month after being seen getting into a car of a man who was killed by US Marshalls

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    A body found in Fellsmere, Fla. Wednesday afternoon is presumed to be that of missing 18-year-old Jalajhia Finklea, according to an announcement from the Bristol County District Attorney?s Office.

    Positive identification still has to be made, along with an autopsy to determine the cause of death, which officials believe to be homicide.

    Finklea was last seen in New Bedford, Mass. on October 20 when she was getting into the car of a man identified as Luis Zaragoza, 37.

    Zaragoza, who also went by the aliases Luis Barbosa and Luis Barboza, was killed in a confrontation with U.S. Marshals in Crestview, Fla. on November 5 when officials were attempting to take him into custody.

    ?On November 5, U.S. Marshals and an assisting Okaloosa County Sheriff?s deputy attempted to arrest the suspect at a McDonald?s parking lot in Crestview, Florida. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, died during a confrontation with police,? the Bristol DA?s Office said in their release.

    Crestview is about a seven-and-a-half-hour drive from Fellsmere, Fla. Police located the body in a field off the side of Route 95 in Fellsmere Wednesday afternoon at 12 p.m.

    ?Police determined [Zaragoza] had left the state and traveled south along the eastern seaboard to Florida,? the DA?s office said. ?The suspect then traveled to Texas before driving back to Florida. Police have been able to locate surveillance footage from some of the places the suspect traveled to during the course of two weeks, but none of the surveillance shows Ms. Finklea.?
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    https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local...-says/2229099/

    A Massachusetts teenager who went missing in New Bedford last month was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, according to police records obtained by the NBC10 Boston Investigators.

    Jalajhia Finklea was last seen getting into a rental car driven by a Florida man near her mother’s home in New Bedford on the afternoon of Oct. 20, according to police.
    In paperwork attached to a criminal complaint, a New Bedford police detective wrote that Finklea was five months pregnant when she disappeared.

    As first reported by The Cape Cod Times, the 17-year-old (she turned 18 the day after her disappearance) underwent a medical procedure in Boston on the day she vanished, according to police. She was due to return to Boston the following day for another appointment, police said.

    Finklea’s mother told police she last saw Finklea when she left to fill a prescription around 4:50 p.m. When she returned to her apartment in New Bedford, Finklea was gone.

    Surveillance video shows Finklea left wearing light clothing and slippers. She was seen getting into the front passenger's seat of a 2020 Hyundai Elantra, which had been rented from Logan Airport, and was due to be returned the next day, according to police.

    She remained in the car for about 20 minutes before it drove off, the police report states. Finklea’s phone was later found discarded on Route 140, about five miles from where she got into the vehicle.

    Finklea, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, was attending classes at Barnstable High School, and gave no indication she planned to leave home, nor did she take any belongings, police wrote.

    Investigators determined that Zaragoza, also known by the name Luis Barboza, drove the rental car to Florida, then Texas, before returning to Florida. Surveillance footage shows some of the places he traveled, but Finklea was not seen in the footage, according to information released earlier this week by Bristol County prosecutors.
    New Bedford police filed charges of kidnapping and motor vehicle larceny against Barboza, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and obtained a warrant for his arrest on Nov. 5.

    Detectives were on their way to Florida to arrest him on kidnapping and vehicle theft charges when he was killed in an apparent gunbattle outside a McDonald's in Crestview.

    The Oskaloosa County Sheriff's Office in Florida said last week that a deputy was assisting U.S. Marshals take the man who Massachusetts officials later identified as Zaragoza into custody at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9. The man fired at least a shot from a car in the McDonald's parking lot.

    "Officers fired shots and the fugitive, wanted on out of state charges for kidnapping, was deceased at the scene," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

    The Cape Cod Times had reported that, before her disappearance, Finklea texted a friend she was meeting with a man named Luis Barboza.

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    https://www.boston25news.com/news/lo...C6QG6HKOYDBZI/

    On Friday, authorities announced they have officially confirmed the body found last week in Fellsmere, Florida, is that of a New Bedford teen who had been missing since late October.

    On Nov. 25, authorities found a deceased female body in a field off Route 95 in Fellsmere, about a seven and a half hour drive from where they found Zaragoza.

    The Saint Lucie Medical Examiner’s office in Florida confirmed the body belonged to Finklea and that her death was caused by two gunshot wounds. Her death has been ruled as a homicide.

    A forensic analysis of Zaragoza’s showed a typed note note Zaragoza made explaining the events of October 20th. In the note, he detailed his own depression, and stated that when Finklea was in his car on Coggeshall Street in New Bedford he “snapped.” He went on to type, “she is gone,” and provided turn by turn directions to where Finklea could be found in Fellsmere, Florida. This information led police to finding her body.

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