A body found in a thickly wooded area on Long Island is believed to be a 21-year-old woman who went missing a week ago, and police are investigating the death as a homicide, a law enforcement source tells NBC 4 New York.
The woman's body was found Thursday evening, nearly a week after Sarah Goode vanished. The medical examiner is working to confirm the woman's identity.
Detectives found the body within a mile of where Goode's car was found earlier this week, about a mile from her home.
Goode, the mother of a 4-year-old girl, was last seen a week ago, when she was out with friends in Shirley on the night of June 6, according to police.
Her 1999 BMW was found parked on the street about a mile from her home in Medford. Police said it is unusual that it was found there, but did not elaborate on what, if any, evidence of her disappearance was found inside.
A woman who lives on the street where the car was found told NBC 4 New York the car's license plates were bent, obscuring the numbers. Neighbors thought it was stolen and reported it to police.
Police officers and about 60 family members and friends had been searching the woods near where the car was found.
Goode's family said calls to her phone went straight to voicemail.