Jasmine Joseph, Missing Long Island Student, an Apparent Suicide

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 08:19 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Jasmine Joseph, the 22-year-old former nursing student who went missing last month, was found dead in Long Island this week of an apparent suicide.

Joseph, of Syosset, N.Y., was last seen Feb. 24. At 5:15 p.m. that day, she reportedly called her mom and said she was studying at the school library and would be home within the hour, the New York Daily News reported, but she never returned.

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What her parents didn’t know was that Joseph hadn’t been enrolled at the New York Institute of Technology since May 2013. And she wasn't at the college library when she made that call home. Cell phone records indicate that she was at a gym called Lifetime Fitness, the Syosset-Jericho Tribune reported.

Her car was later found in the parking lot of a Syosset shopping plaza around 1 a.m. Tuesday and her body was reportedly on the floor in the backseat. Nassau County police told reporters it appeared that Joseph had killed herself by inhaling a "noxious substance," according to the Tribune.

"We were in complete shock," Tessa James, Joseph's cousin, told the Daily News. "She never showed a sign that she wasn't going to school. That's why this is such a mystery. Her dad is one of the stricter ones in the family. But definitely not enough for this to happen."

What's strange is that Joseph's parents, who pay her college tuition, had a charge for more than $6,000 on their credit card statement for the fall semester at NYIT, according to the Daily News.

"She was somewhat deceptive in her personal life, which made the investigation more difficult," Inspector Kenneth Lack of the Nassau County Police Department said at a press conference this week.

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