VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The grieving mother of a Queens woman whose remains were found washed ashore over the weekend doesn’t believe her daughter’s boyfriend is telling the truth and wants to hear from him directly.
Marisha Cheong, 24, disappeared without a trace on December 19 — just before Christmas. She had been living in Queens with her boyfriend LJ Balkaran in Jamaica.
Cheong’s body washed up near Breezy Point. She was dressed in her pajamas and her hands were bound, CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported. The cause of death, however, remains unclear.
“She was always colorful, vibrant and to us she is irreplaceable,” said the victim’s cousin Aundrey Azeez.
Cheong’s mother Bibi Ali said she spoke with her daughter every day and is devastated that her daughter has been found dead.