More information has been released in connection to the woman who’s dismembered body was discovered floating in the waters near Pier 44 in Red Hook last Tuesday morning, June 27.
On Wednesday, June 28, police released a photograph of a tattoo found on the victim’s right hip, hoping someone would recognize the body art and be able to identify the woman.
Last Friday, June 30, police say the victim’s mother went to the NYPD’s 76th Precinct station and told them that her daughter, who had been missing since Sunday, June 25, had the same tattoo, according to the New York Daily News. The woman said the tattoo is written in Sanskrit and reads “Lilyann” who was the victim’s deceased aunt, the New York Post reports.
As of Friday afternoon, June 30, police would only confirm that the victim was from New Jersey, stating that the NYPD was conducting an “active homicide case,” the Daily News article says.
On Saturday afternoon, July 1, a female jogger saw a leg floating in the Hudson River near the West 79th Street Boat Basin, the Daily News reported on Sunday. Police believe the leg, which had painted pink toenails, may belong to the body that was found in Red Hook, according to the article.
Early Monday morning, July 3, the victim’s identity was revealed to be 31-year-old Jennifer Londono of Englewood, New Jersey, Patch reports. According to the article, Londono opened up a bar, Luna Lounge, in New Jersey in early June. Her mother reportedly said that Londono went missing after closing the bar Sunday night, June 25.
A NYPD representative would not confirm the victim’s identity late Monday morning, nor whether the leg found in the waters on the Upper West Side belonged to the victim. The rep told BKLYNER the medical examiner should have more information regarding the case later in the afternoon. We will update this story as more information becomes available.