Nadia Malik, a 22-year-old mother from Philadelphia with two young daughters, disappeared from her home on February 9. After an extensive multistate search, her body was recently found -- in the front seat of her car, which had been parked on the same block for two weeks and had racked up seven parking tickets during that time.
Thanks to an anonymous phone tip, police recovered the young mom's body, which they found in her car's front seat. Although her body showed no signs of physical trauma, it was discovered buried under a pile of books. Her car had tinted windows and had also been covered with a thick blanket of snow from recent storms for most of the time it was parked in the same illegal spot -- which may explain why meter maids ticketed it so many times but failed to see the young woman inside of the vehicle.
Adding to the bizarre details of this case, Nadia's 25-year-old boyfriend Bhupinder Singh, who is the father of her children, was found in Ohio and has been in custody since February 12 for violating probation charges. He hasn't been charged in Nadia's death, but police say they are questioning him about it. So far, he has revealed that he and Nadia had a fight and that he left her in a car in Pennsylvania before taking a Greyhound bus from New York to stay with his parents in Ohio.
But there's more. One of Nadia's friends claims he spoke with the mom over the phone before her disappearance and that she claimed Bhupinder wasn't "letting her go." One of Nadia's brothers also added that he spoke to his sister around the same time and that he heard her scream in the background before the phone hung up on him.
Obviously, there's a lot more we still need to learn about this case. Was Nadia harmed by someone else or did she hurt herself? Did Bhupinder plan to travel to Ohio, or was his an impulsive decision? Why did Nadia scream over the phone?
Let's just hope her two young daughters are staying with relatives or friends who are taking good care of them while police try to glue together the pieces of this strange and heartbreaking case.
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