The body of a 16-year-old girl was discovered on Friday morning in the wooded area of a park in Alexandria, Virginia. According to WREG, Jholie Moussa’s body was covered by leaves and brush. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.
The high school sophomore went missing over two weeks ago. She was hanging out with her twin, doing her hair, when she received a text. She then told her sister, Zhane, she had to go, according to NBC, without disclosing any details.
Zhane said that Jholie had been acting weird and that she was texting an unknown person, TIME reports.
"She was doing my hair and then she stopped, for a good minute, to text some more. Then, out of nowhere, she was like, 'I gotta go, I gotta go!'" the sister told NBC Washington. Later that evening, Jholie texted Zhane to tell her she was going to attend a party three hours away. The girls’ mother missed a call from Jholie that same night.
Jholie’s body was found less than a mile from their home.
Initially, police thought Jholie was a runaway.
"Based on the facts of the case, there is nothing that indicates that Moussa is in any danger," county police stated in a statement before the girl’s body was discovered. Police stated that some of Jholie’s friends haven’t been cooperative.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131, or the FBI at 202-278-2000.
[Fairfax County Police Department]