A family is mourning the death of 16-year-old Jholie Moussa, who was found dead on Friday in a Northern Virginia park near her home.
Moussa had been missing for the last two weeks after telling her twin sister that she was headed to Norfolk, Va. for a party, according to NBC Washington. The trip from her hometown of Alexandria, Va. to Norfolk is about a three-hour drive.
At the time, the police deemed the 10th grader a runaway. But after she was found covered in leaves at Woodlawn Park Friday, they said that they are treating her death as a homicide.
“Based on the facts of the case, there is nothing that indicates that Moussa is in any danger,” Fairfax County police said in a statement at the time of her disappearance. The FBI is now involved in the investigation.
On the night she disappeared, her twin sister, Zhane, said that Jholie seemed distracted. Her mother, Syreeta Stewart also says she missed a call from her daughter, but never heard from her again.
The police say that they found her body the second time they searched the park, according to FOX News 5. They had initially searched the location a few days after she was reported missing.
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