Missing Belleville woman's body found inside car trunk in Newark

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Belleville woman found dead in trunk of car
Lucy Yang has the story.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A missing Belleville woman was discovered dead inside a car parked on a Newark street Tuesday.

The body of 41-year-old Diana Boggio was found Tuesday morning in the trunk of her own car parked on Verona Avenue.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eyewitness News has learned there was blood on the outside of the car which prompted police to take a closer look.

This gruesome discovery came days after Boggio, a single mother, was reported missing on Saturday.

According to neighbors, Boggio had a 20-year-old daughter who is severely, mentally challenged. Caregivers help watch the daughter when the mother is working.

Neighbors believe it was the caregiver who reported Boggio missing when she noticed her child's clothes had not been changed.

Boggio lived in Belleville, but her car was dumped in Newark.

Eyewitness News was told that Boggio spoke of getting a restraining order against her boyfriend on Friday, right before she was reported missing.

So far, there are no arrests in the case and the motive is not yet known.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.