The body of a missing Pennsylvania pre-med student and mother of two was discovered in her car, which had been parked on a public street near the bustling Amtrak station in Philadelphia for 12 days.
The car bearing her remains had been parked on another street for four days before parking cops towed it to a spot close to the 30th Street station.
Nadia Malik, 22, of Marple Township, been missing since Feb. 9 and was the subject of multiple state searches and widespread media reports about her mysterious disappearance. Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said Malik’s body was covered by books and slumped in the passenger seat. The car’s tinted windows and a covering of snow made it difficult to see inside, he told CBS3 Philadelphia.
Police searched the car after getting a phone tip from someone who recognized the black Nissan from news reports.
An autopsy was scheduled for Friday, but Malik’s body showed no outward signs of trauma, Walker told WCAU-TV.
She was reported missing by her family, and was with ex-boyfriend Bhupinder Singh when her phone suddenly cut off. She had been talking to her sister, Mona.
Singh, 25, was later arrested on a parole violation in Solon, Ohio, after authorities traced Malik’s phone, which he was using. He has been questioned, but will be interrogated further after his extradition to Pennsylvania.
Malik was a pre-med student at Temple University, as was Singh. She leaves behind a 3-year-old son and 2-month-old daughter.