SYOSSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The body found inside the car of a 22-year-old Long Island woman missing since February is that of Jasmine Joseph, police confirmed Tuesday.
Joseph’s gray Nissan Altima was found early Tuesday morning in a parking lot in Syosset off Jericho Turnpike less than half a mile from her home.
Joseph committed suicide and inhaled noxious fumes of some sort, police told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.
No foul play is suspected, police said.
Family of Joseph said the car was found in a spot where police had previously searched, Rivera previously reported.
“How can we miss the car? It’s a mystery kind of thing now,” Joseph’s uncle James told Rivera.
Joseph was last seen leaving her family’s home in Syosset on Feb. 24.
She said she was going to a class at the New York Institute of Technology in Westbury, but the school said Joseph has not attended classes since May 2013.
Her family had been searching for her since she disappeared and set up a Facebook page to help with the effort. Her parents had also offered a $5,000 reward for her safe return.
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