Family, Friends Shocked Over Death Of L.I. Mom

NORTH PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBS 2) — The family of a missing Long Island mother, who was found dead in a wooded area, is filled with grief and disbelief.

The woman’s husband was again brought in for questioning by police.

Wearing an NYPD sweatshirt, Nicole Tessa’s husband, Joseph Jones, returned home after speaking to authorities, reports CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.

“She’s a caring, loving mother who did all that she could for her children,” Jones said. “As soon as I find anything out from detectives, then I can talk to you guys.”

Tessa’s twin sister is uncertain. Her family said their lives have been spinning out of control since the missing mother was found dead.

“Everyone’s hysterical, they can’t believe it’s happening,” the couple’s landlord said.

The cadaver dog and K-9 units that discovered the body were back at the scene, retracing their steps in the woods and searching for more evidence. Detectives were going door-to-door, asking neighbors what they saw and heard.

Nicole Tessa, 31, was last seen alive on Friday. Missing person fliers went up, and friends and family were left to hope and pray.

Tessa’s body was brought out of the woods on a stretcher on Tuesday, six hours after her husband appealed for her safe return on CBS 2.

“I just want you to come home. Call, let us know you’re alright, let your family know you’re alright,” Jones said. “Please, honey. I love you, I miss you, just come home.”

Jones told CBS 2 that he and Nicole had a verbal dispute in the driveway on the night she went missing – an argument that was loud enough for their landlord to hear it.

“Her and her husband were having an argument, and they were going back and forth, from inside to outside,” the landlord said.

Neighbors wondered if the couple’s four-month marriage was rocky.

“Once in a while there’s commotion going on, sometimes police came,” neighbor John Draper said.

“You don’t argue with somebody and then he leaves, and she leaves, and she’s found later on in the woods dead,” neighbor Joseph Palomeque said. “You know, it doesn’t make any sense.”

Jones said his wife had stormed out before during arguments, but never without her seizure medication, and that she always came back to their three-year-old son. This time, she left without her medicine and her cell phone, he said.

Now, Jones said, he’s just waiting for the autopsy.

“I got my son inside asking me what is going on, why are you so sad,” Jones said. “I don’t even know how to explain to him. I can barely sleep, I can’t eat.”

Police say they have no suspects at this time, but that the investigation is ongoing.

Jones said he is cooperating fully with the investigation, and is more eager than anyone for a quick resolution to the heartbreaking tragedy.

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  1. alicedejesus says:

    I believe that her husband kill is wife and lie to police ok , you can tell he is phony,
    he dose not look like he is crying to me, wake up and smile the coffee, he is cold bloody killer and a liar as well,

  2. seizetheday says:

    i just can NOT believe all the things i am seeing on this forum. How can someone be so hurtful? This woman was just brutally murdered! And NYitaliana…. ANYONE can be murdered at ANYTIME… surely just because one is not a drug addict does not mean they are immune to the evils of the world. And addiction IS a disease that DOES affect a large population of our community…especially on long island so much so that i have NO doubt that you will be effected by this disease one day as well… through someone you do care for and love dearly… lets just hope maybe then you will have a different outlook on the poor souls that are sucked in and ravaged by this evil thing called addiction. NOBODY sets out to be a drug addict.. its not every little girls dream… have some compassion, show some class, this was a human life! NOT a piece of trash, and may god bless her soul and may she rest in peace, and i PRAY they arrest who is responsible… and we all know who that is. and please no more hurtful comments, this could have been a loved one for any of us!

  3. amother2 says:

    nyitaliana..Ive known her since she was a little kid, she is not a mean spritied woman. Looks like you and her husband have somehting in common…you are both liars. FYI..she had recently been fighting with him over HIS stealing of her medications for her lupus!!! Get a clue.

  4. natalia says:

    Wow…I am actually sick after reading some of these comments…this is a human being who had her life cut tragically short a week before Christmas! I couldn’t even begin to imagine the pain that poor family has to endure. If you can’t be respectful, keep your comments to yourself…think about how u would feel if a family member of your’s was murdered a week before Christmas.

  5. PK says:

    I wonder if the husband will vow to search for the real killer?

  6. McGarrett says:

    Get what facts straight? Did she murder herself? Rarely does one wander a few yards away from home and get murdered in the woods. They were fightiing over drugs the husband said. The most obvious and simple answer is usually the right one. The cops are waiting for this guy to crack under pressure; it won’t be long I am sure.

  7. Jablonski says:

    By the way, the husband has innocence written all over him. Lol.

  8. ... says:

    I live on that block, very close to the couple. This is very sad and disturbing to all of us that live close by as well I’m sure to her family and friends. I often heard arguments and fighting coming from the house, most of the time it was a woman’s voice, infrequently a man would respond. I have also heard the rumors as of late that both of them were addicts and unemployed. Those I cannot comment on as I was not close with either of them, we are neighbors. Her family and children are in my prayers, and regardless of the lifestyles that we choose to live or what actions we take in our lives does not mean that our demise is any less significant or meaningless. I am sure that she is greatly missed by her friends and loved ones. I hope that the police resolve this as soon as possible…

  9. Dalele Blanc says:

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  10. christy says:

    no one said she deserved to die. The truth should be stated she was a drug addict, that’s what happens when you do drugs you die one way or another because of them. i agree with the nyitaliana and lynn because at least they’re concerned about the child and telling everyone who this woman really was and not the picture perfect mother everyone else wants her to look like. its very wrong to point fingers at her husband. Get the facts straight before you start accusing people.

    1. seizetheday says:

      so sad to hear nieve people voice their opinion…. in which it is absolutely USELESS! no one said she was a saint, nor did they choose to bring her past into this horrific story as they felt it is would likely take away from the heinous injustice she suffered… and low and behold… they were RIGHT! you people seem more outraged over her checkered past than her horrible demise… all of you should be ashamed of yourselves!

  11. jessi says:

    nyitaliana you are an idiot. No matter what she was she did not deserve to die. She was a human being and a mother. You just mad cause she probably did not like you and saw you for the kind of person you really are. We can all tell by your mean comments.

  12. lynn01 says:

    Agree with the two with some brains…drugs, abuse and no jobs….what type of life do you think these kids have…no she didnt deserve it but at the same time her chose of lifestyle was not exactly a clean one…you become white trash and expect the community to be shocked when you die…nope sorry…I feel bad for those kids…thats it.

  13. COLLEEN MANNING says:

    nyitaliana
    YOU NEED TO STOP WITH THE NASTY COMMENTS, NOBODY DESERVES TO DIE THIS WAY NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF LIFE IS LEAD, NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO TAKE ANYONES LIFE AWAY…….AND NOBODY IS PERFECT EITHER….NICOLE HAPPENS TO BE A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE WE GREW UP WITH EACHOTHER SHE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME SINCE I WAS 2, AND I SURELY DO NOT APPRECIATE THE THINGS YOU ARE SAYING….EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THERE OWN OPINION BUT I DO NOT FEEL IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO BE SAYING THESE THINGS AT THIS TIME…HAVE SOME RESPECT AND COMPASSION

  14. J. ippolito says:

    Let He who is without sin,throw the first stone

  15. christine says:

    and nyitaliana thank you for the REAL story behind the family. death usually follows drug abuse/trash. poor children dragged into all of this

  16. christine says:

    i feel bad that the childREN will have no mother but let me get this straight…they both have no job but was thinking of having another child?? what is wrong with people these days. you shouldnt have kids just so the government (aka MY taxes) will give you more more more!!

  17. hetta says:

    nyitaliana, you are obviously an evil person and have no empathy for life. I pray for you. No matter what there is no reason to say you dont feel bad for her on a website. Were you there to know the exact details? NO! Keep your demonic comments to yourself. You sound like you weren’t loved as a child nor taught how to be respectful, what a shame.

    1. The Preacher says:

      “hetta”
      You are calling some person “evil” because they were not loved and taught as children should be? And you use the word “SHAME”?
      So, this person should feel guilty because they did not have perfect parents?
      It’s not a “child’s” fault!
      I think there should be a law about this. Unless you pass the test for “a good parent” with flying colors you should not be allowed to have a kid.

  18. nyitaliana says:

    i knew her personally and she was a drug addicted troublemaker whose untimely death was a direct result of the disgusting life she chose to live. feel bad for her child, not that piece of trash.

    1. hetta says:

      for real?????? no one deserves this no matter what or who they were. get a life loser

      1. nyitaliana says:

        did i say she deserved it?? i said that maybe it wouldnt have happened if she didnt live the way she lived…im just speaking the truth when everyones acting like she was such a wonderful person and mom who this just randomly happened to…she was actually a really meanspirited woman

    2. Liz says:

      I can’t believe the ignorance I am reading….No matter what path you choose in life you don’t deserve to be MURDERED…And “ if “ she was a drug addict it doesn’t make her any less of a person or make her death less disturbing. Addiction is a disease many people struggle with. It doesn’t mean they don’t love their children or their family. And where do any of you get off making these horrendous comments about this woman here where her friends and family can see it???? How would you feel if this was someone you cared about…You should be ashamed of yourselves who the hell are you to judge?? None of us know all the facts… If you don’t have anything Nice to say keep your mouth SHUT!!!! And nyitaliana you are a pathetic excuse of a human being…

    3. seizetheday says:

      i just can NOT believe all the things i am seeing on this forum. How can someone be so hurtful? This woman was just brutally murdered! And NYitaliana…. ANYONE can be murdered at ANYTIME… surely just because one is not a drug addict does not mean they are immune to the evils of the world. And addiction IS a disease that DOES affect a large population of our community…especially on long island so much so that i have NO doubt that you will be effected by this disease one day as well… through someone you do care for and love dearly… lets just hope maybe then you will have a different outlook on the poor souls that are sucked in and ravaged by this evil thing called addiction. NOBODY sets out to be a drug addict.. its not every little girls dream… have some compassion, show some class, this was a human life! NOT a piece of trash, and may god bless her soul and may she rest in peace, and i PRAY they arrest who is responsible… and we all know who that is. and please no more hurtful comments, this could have been a loved one for any of us!

    4. seizetheday says:

      listen… no one wants to hear “the truth”… regardless of “the truth” many people have lost a loved one. show some compasion, they are hurting and you seem to enjoy throwing salt on their wounds… grow up please

    5. The Preacher says:

      You probably are trying to make good choices in your life, good for you.
      But just for a moment, imagine that this person was your kid, and was not “smart enough” to make a good choice, would you put her down like this?
      There are many people out there that make mistakes every single day. People are influenced by other people, they have hidden mental illnesses,etc. that don’t let them think perfectly well. How much do you think you know about the human nature to judge someone else’s reason for a choice?

  19. David Flores says:

    sounds all too fishy. most crimes like these are performed by an immediate loved one, hint hint…

  20. aldous huxley says:

    What a shame. Hopefully she did not suffer and is now at rest. I hate stories like this.

  21. E says:

    SADDDDDDDD

    1. Jablonski says:

      For the kids, yes.

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