22-year-old Nadia Malik was reported missing by family members after she didn’t return home Feb. 9. According to NYDN, the family of the Temple University pre-med student grew concerned after her phone cut off in the middle of a conversation with her sister, Mona. They say that she was with her boyfriend, Bhupinder Singh, at the time of the call.
Multiple state searches were organized to bring the bright-eyed mother of two home safely, but they were unsuccessful. Her remains were later discovered slumped over in the passenger seat of her black Nissan beneath a pile of books. Her vehicle was parked on a Philadelphia street just outside of an Amtrak station for 12 days. Before that, the car bearing the student’s remains was parked on another street for four days before traffic cops had it towed near the station. Lt. John Walker says a combination of the snow the car’s tinted windows made it difficult to see inside of the car. Investigators say that Nadia’s body showed no visible signs of trauma. An autopsy will be performed to determined a cause of death today.
Bhupinder was later arrested on parole violation in Solon, Ohio after officers tracked him down by tracing Nadia’s phone, which he was using. Police say that he is not an official suspect as of yet, but they did question him since he was the last person to see her alive. Further interrogation will continue after he is extradited to Pennsylvania.
Nadia leaves behind a three-year-old son and a two-month-old daughter.