Anatomy of a Crime - Timeline of the Death of Jassy Correia

Tuesday, March 05, 2019
GoLocalWorcester News Team

On a Saturday night, a 32-year-old scientist and a 23-year-old single mother meet at the Club Venu.

Events like this happen a thousand times a night in Boston.

The beautiful Jassy Correia is dead, her two-year-old daughter is motherless and her family is devastated.

The man, a systems engineer at Raytheon, is now facing federal charges for kidnapping and death resulting of the young mother.

GoLocal has broken down the details of the meeting, the crime, arrest and federal charges.

In one week: a gruesome crime, lives destroyed and questions to be answered.


  • Corriea and Coleman meet at the Boston Club Venu, Late Saturday Night, February 23 or early Sunday, Feb 24

    According to the charging document, after learning of the disappearance of Correia, law enforcement reviewed surveillance tape from outside of the nightclub Venu in Boston, the last place Correia had been seen by her friends, which showed Correia leaving the area and entering a vehicle with a man later identified as Coleman. 

  • Route 95, Sunday, February 24, 2019

    Somewhere between Club Venu in Boston and Coleman's Apartment at 95 Chestnut Street in Providence, Rhode Island, early on Sunday, February 24, law enforcement believes Coleman kidnapped and murdered Correia.

  • Providence, RI, Sunday, February 24, 2019

    Surveillance footage from Coleman’s Providence, R.I., apartment building showed Coleman, at about 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, parking and exiting the vehicle, and then returning a short time later carrying a blanket. 

  • Apartment Building, 95 Chestnut Street

    He then walked from the car to the front of the building carrying a body with long hair and clothing consistent with the description of Ms. Correia, according to the MA U.S. Attorney.

  • Coleman's Apartment

    Once he entered the building, surveillance video showed Coleman dropping the victim on the floor and dragging her towards the elevator, and subsequently towards his apartment unit. The victim was not moving and her body was limp. Police tell GoLocal they believe Correia was already dead.

  • Walmart, Providence, RI, Tuesday, February 26

    According to the U.S. Attorney, surveillance video from the defendant’s apartment building showed Coleman enter the apartment building with Walmart shopping bags. Law enforcement subsequently obtained video surveillance and a receipt from a Walmart in Providence, R.I., that revealed Coleman had purchased three Tyvek suits, duct tape, two candles, electrical tape, one mask, surgical gloves, two pairs of safety goggles, an odor respirator and CLN release bleach bath.

  • Coleman's Apartment Building, Wednesday, February 27

    At approximately 9:58 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2019, Coleman is seen on video surveillance entering the apartment building with what appeared to be a new, large suitcase.

    Editor's Note: Stock photo of a suitcase -- not the actual suitcase

  • Boston Police Department on Weds, February 27 Issue a Missing Person Alert for Jassy Corriea

    Missing Person Alert: BPD Seek Public’s Help in Effort to Locate 23-year-old Jassy Correia and Release Video and Images of Person of Interest and Vehicle

    Missing Person Alert: BPD Seek Public’s Help in Effort to Locate 23-year-old Jassy Correia and Release Images of Person of Interest and Vehicle: The Boston Police Department is issuing a Missing Person Alert and asking for the public’s help in efforts to locate 23-year-old Jassy Correia. Shortly after leaving the Venu Nightclub, Correia was seen in the area of 255 Tremont Street in Boston in the company of an unknown male (see video below) at about 12:15 AM on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Correia was later seen entering a motor vehicle, believed to be a red Nissan Altima (see photo), with the same male in the area of Tremont and Herald Streets. When last seen, Correia, who is approximately 5’7” tall, was wearing big hoop earrings, an orange jumpsuit and a jean jacket with an image of red lips and pink wings on the back of it.

  • The trunk of Coleman's Red Nissan Altima, Thurs, February 28

    At 1:15 a.m., on Feb. 28, 2019, Coleman is seen in the video wheeling the suitcase away from his apartment unit towards the elevator, eventually out of the building and into the parking lot where his vehicle was. Coleman appeared to have difficulty lifting the suitcase into the trunk of his car.

    Editor's Note: Stock photo of a trunk of an Altima-- not the actual suitcase

  • Coleman removing other materials, Thurs, February 28

    Additional surveillance video showed Coleman on several occasions exiting his apartment building with other items, including trash bags, cardboard boxes, a bottle of bleach, a laptop case, a computer tower and a small duffle bag.

  • Coleman's Apartment Searched on February 28, 2019

    Later in the day on Feb. 28, 2019, a search warrant was executed at Coleman’s apartment, where two packages of hooded coveralls and two respirator masks were recovered. A sofa with four large cushions, one of which was missing a cover, was also observed. In a dumpster outside of the apartment complex, white trash bags, a bag containing plastic sheets, men’s jeans with bleach stains and a belt, a white nylon hooded coverall, an empty box of baking soda, clear safety goggles, a respirator mask, duct tape packaging, rubbing alcohol, Walmart bags, used plastic gloves, an empty package from a car air freshener, three empty packages of purifying charcoal and a sponge were recovered.

  • Delaware State Police Pull Over Coleman on Thurs, February 28; Coeman says "She's in the trunk"

    On the afternoon of Feb. 28, 2019, Coleman’s vehicle was stopped by Delaware authorities on I-95 South near Wilmington, Delaware. Officers ordered Coleman out of the vehicle and asked him if anyone else was in the vehicle with him. It is alleged that Coleman stated words to the effect: “She’s in the trunk.”

  • Corriea's body found 

    Officers discovered the victim’s body in the trunk of Coleman’s vehicle, wrapped in a sofa cushion cover, which was inside of a black trash bag, inside of a large suitcase that matches the suitcase Coleman was observed bringing into his apartment on Feb. 27, 2019. The victim had significant bruising, a bloodied face, was bound with gray duct tape, and was covered in what is believed to be baking soda.

  • Other disturbing materials found in Coleman's Altima

    A duffle bag, a pair of new long-handled loppers, plastic garbage bags, clothing, a red plastic gas container, a green butane lighter, black gloves, charcoal air purifiers, air fresheners, tinted safety glasses, plastic Walmart bags, work towels, cloth work-gloves, a new set of DeWalt pliers, a laptop, a computer hard-drive/tower, and disinfectant wipes were also recovered in Coleman’s vehicle. 

  • The passenger side window damaged on Coleman's Altima, Feb 28

    It is further alleged that photographs of the defendant’s vehicle depict a windshield that is cracked in two locations on the passenger side and a white substance, believed to be baking soda, in the trunk of the vehicle.

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