Jasmine Joseph, the missing 22-year-old Long Island woman, was found dead this week of an apparent suicide, according to reports.
Joseph, a nursing student from Syosset, was discovered on Tuesday, police confirmed to CBS and other local media outlets.
Her gray Nissan Altima was located in a parking lot in Syosset around a half-mile from her family’s home.
Police determined that she had committed suicide and inhaled noxious fumes of some kind, CBS reported.
No foul play was suspected in her death, officials determined.
The family of Joseph said her car was located in an spot where police previously searched, CBS said.
“How can we miss the car? It’s a mystery kind of thing now,” Joseph’s uncle James told the station.
Officials removed her car from the parking lot after they saw that her license plates matched her car’s, News 12 Long Island reported.
Inspector Kenneth Lack said her body was found wedged between the front and back seats on the floor of the car, and she was not visible from the outside.
She had previously told her parents that she was taking nursing classes at NYIT but the school said she wasn’t enrolled in classes there since May 2013.
Her family was searching for her since she disappeared days ago, and they set up a Facebook page.
“It is with great difficulty that we will lay my beloved daughter, Jasmine, to rest. Please join us as we pray for the repose of her soul. We are thankful for all of your prayers and support during this difficult time,” the page says, referring to her death.
It adds: “I have spoken to the family who has asked that everyone please respect their privacy as they say their goodbyes to Jasmine and put her to rest. They appreciate all the thoughts and prayers. They do not wish to have the services taped or broadcast. We at Kompassist ask that you please respect their wishes. Thank you all for being there and all the support you have given this family.”