Friends and family held a vigil on Tuesday, July 4, for Jennifer Londono, the missing New Jersey woman whose body parts police believe were found off the coast of Red Hook and the Upper West Side.
The 31-year-old New Jersey resident disappeared on Sunday, June 25. On Tuesday, June 27, police found a woman’s torso floating in the Red Hook Channel near Pier 44. On Saturday, July 1, a woman’s leg was found in the Hudson River by the West 79th Street Boat Basin. Police believe the dismembered body parts may belong to Jennifer Londono, the New York Daily News Reports.
After discovering the torso in Red Hook, the NYPD released a photograph of a tattoo found on the victim’s right hip on Wednesday, June 28, hoping someone would recognize it and help identify the victim. On Friday, June 30, the victim’s mother went to the NYPD’s 76th Precinct station and told them that her missing daughter had the same tattoo, according to the New York Daily News. The tattoo reads “Lily” or “Lilyann” in Sanskrit and is a tribute to the victim’s late aunt, the New York Post reports.
On Monday, July 3, a police dog detected traces of blood in the bathtub of Londono’s boyfriend, the Daily News reports. “It’s looking like the investigation is turning toward the boyfriend,” a police source told the newspaper.
Tuesday’s vigil took place at Luna Lounge in Englewood, New Jersey, a bar that Londono managed and helped open in early June. The investigation is ongoing.