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Virginia teen who disappeared following a text message found dead two weeks later in a local park

The remains of a Virginia girl who vanished on Friday, January 12, after receiving a mysterious text was found 14 days later in a wooded area in Woodlawn Park. The dead body was covered in leaves.

Police confirmed that the girl was identified as 16-year-old Jholie Moussa. She was reported missing after she left home in a hurry and went to a park for a party, which is 200 miles away from her house. Her sister, Zhane, told WRC-TV that she was doing her hair and then she stopped for a while to text someone, then, out of nowhere, she told Zhane that she had to go.

Zhane told police officers that she received a confusing message from her twin sister after she left the house. When Zhane asked where she was headed to, her response was that she was driving to Norfolk. To her sister’s question-response whether Norfolk wasn’t 3 hours away, she never texted back. This text was the last time the family heard from Jholie. Syreeta Stewart, the girl’s mother, told the police that her daughter would normally answer her calls or follow up with a text message. 

The initial identification of Jholie’s body was based on her physical appearance, particularly with the tattoo the twins both had on their right shoulders with their names.

The police said they were investigating Jholie’s death as a homicide. The authorities urge everyone to contact Fairfax County police department at 703-691-2131 if they know or hear any information about her death. The police added Jholie Moussa’s name into the National Crime Information Center database as a runaway juvenile.