A missing woman from Pennsylvania was found dead inside her car, a vehicle that was littered with parking tickets. Nadia Malik, 22, was found slumped over the passenger seat in the front of the car near Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Malik’s body was hidden from view under a large bag.
Philadelphia Police Department Lt. John Walker told the local media that the missing woman’s body was beneath a heavy book bag when the body was found. Nadia Malik, a mother of two, went missing on Febraury 10. Calls to the city’s 911 system reporting an illegally parked vehicle prompted the issuance of multiple parking tickets. None of the Pennsylvania public employees who left the eight parking tickets on the car noticed the missing woman’s body inside. The first parking ticket was left on February 10 when the vehicle was parked in a different location, prompting law enforcement officers to believe that Malik’s body may have been inside the car the entire time.
The heavy snowfall in Philadelphia prompted Nadia Malik’s car to be towed to the train station. The move was part of the city’s snow removal plan. Once moved, the car with the missing woman’s body inside continued to receive parking tickets. The vehicle had tinted windows, which likely could have played a role in the body of the missing woman going overlooked for so long.
Lt. Walker had this to say about the case:
“It’s possible the body could have been in the car at that point but we won’t be able to determine that until tomorrow’s post examination by the medical examiner. Appears from the dirt on the windshield that the car was probably snow covered and the way she was slumped over and positioned in the passenger seat, you really couldn’t see inside the car. At 23rd and Market outside the PECO building. On the 14th of the month, the parking authority, as part of our snow detail for the emergency plan had towed the car over to where it was found today. It’s possible the body could have been in the car at that point but we won’t be able to determine that until tomorrow’s post examination by the medical examiner.”
Philadelphia police officers have deemed Nadia Malik’s death suspicious and an investigation is ongoing. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death and any possible foul play. Law enforcement officers plan to speak with the missing woman’s ex-boyfriend. The man was recently arrested on probation charges. According to witnesses, Malik had been seen with her ex-boyfriend shortly before she went missing.
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