The 18-year-old pregnant native American teenager was found dead in Florida, five weeks after his disappearance and three weeks after the man suspected of kidnapping was shot dead by American marshals.
- Jalahjia Finklea, 18, disappeared from her home in Boston on October 20th
- She was five months pregnant, last seen with Luis Barbosa
- On November 6, Barbosa was killed in a show with the American Marshals of Florida
- Jalajia’s body was found in a highway field in Florida on Wednesday
- He was a member of Mashpee Wampanoag in Massachusetts
- Tribal police searched for him and said Barboza was “dangerous”
- It is not clear how he died; she was five months pregnant when she disappeared
A pregnant native American teenager who disappeared in Boston five weeks ago was found dead in a Florida field, three weeks after the man suspected of kidnapping was shot dead by American marshals.
Jalahjia Finklea disappeared from her home in Boston on October 20, the night before her 18th birthday.
He was last seen leaving the house after going to the doctor in the morning, according to authorities for a two-part operation. She was five months pregnant at the time.
According to tribal police, Luis Barboza, 37, was abducted. He was shot three weeks ago.
Jalahjia Finklea, 18, disappeared from her home in Boston on October 20th. The performer and dancer were found dead Wednesday in a field in Florida
Three weeks ago, a man reporting to tribal police said he was abducted by a man almost 20 years older, Luis Barboza.
Jalahjia was a proud member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
Barbosa was shot with American marshals on November 6 in McDonald’s parking lot, Florida.
On Wednesday, police announced that his body had been found in a field next to Route 95 in Fellsmere, Florida.
It is not clear what type of condition was found or what was the cause of death.
Nor is it clear why Barbosa was suspected by tribal police.
Finklea has posted as a dancer and performer on social media.
He also appeared on a secret “pool party” promotional flyer in an unfamiliar place where there were “hotels” nearby.
It is not clear who the baby’s father was.
The teenage mother said she was “very worried” about it.
On the GoFundme side, he said, “It’s not like my daughter isn’t calling or keeping in touch with any of our families.
Since then, he has had no social media presence or telephone activity since he disappeared.
The teenager disappeared after undergoing a two-part operation about which police will not reveal further information
‘Luis is armed and dangerous. I am asking for donations to help pay for the investigation to bring my baby home.
Jalahjia Finklea disappeared from her home in Boston on the evening of October 20, the 18th birthday
– Any amount we appreciate, my family thank everyone for their constant prayers.
More than $ 6,000 was accumulated in the account.
The tribe offered a reward for any information that could lead to the teen being brought home safely.
– Unfortunately, the growing number of missing native women across the country does not receive the attention our Caucasian neighbors receive.
– The numbers are staggering. Our women are abducted ten times more than other ethnicities.
“We need to work harder to draw attention to Jalajhia and we need your help.
– Hurtful and painful.
“I’m praying to God to be safe and it’s a matter of time to bring her home,” Cedric Cromwell, tribal council president, said in a flyer about his disappearance.