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Missing New Jersey student found dead in bay waters

An 18-year-old Filipino American student who’s been missing since before Christmas has been found dead in Newark Bay in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Cebu Daily News reports the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department pulled the body of Hayley Alvarado from the bay after receiving a report of an unidentified woman seen in the water.

Security footage shows the teenager walking with her backpack the night she disappeared on December 17.

Her parents told ABS-CBN she left the home past midnight and never returned.

“We live on in the memories of those we leave behind, so let us honor Lee’s memory by keeping her alive in our hearts and minds,” her brother Harley said.

The coroner has not yet determined the cause of death.

According to the Inquirer, she was born October 9, 2005 in Tacloban City in the Philippines. A memorial is scheduled March 18 from 5-9 p.m.  at the Greenville Memorial Home located at 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City.

Burial is set for March 19 at 1:30 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, located at 40 Sullivan Dr., Jersey City. Her cremated remains will be sent to Tacloban.

After nearly three agonizing months of searching, my daughter Hayley has been found deceased in Bayonne,” Hayley’s father, Stephen Alvarado told Inquirer.net USA. “My wife, Portia, and my sons, Harley and Hanson, and I were overwhelmed with grief upon seeing those items, confirming our worst fears. The police are asking us to wait for the results of the autopsy and DNA test.”

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