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Friends remember Youngstown woman found dead in Niagara Falls

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The body found in the trunk of a car in Niagara Falls, New York is 28-year-old Anvia Mickens of Youngstown, according to Youngstown detectives.  

The investigation continues as to how her body ended up there.   

For now. Micken's boyfriend, 27-year-old Jeshawn Elliott, sits in a New York jail charged with attempted assault on an officer but could face a much more serious charge.

"When you're used to someone being here and they're not here anymore, it's like whoa," said Robert Hale. "This is our new normal, so it's rough. It's not easy."

The emotional day for Micken's co-workers at The Starting Lineup Barber and Beauty Shop comes on the heels of news that Mickens had been missing.

Her car was left in downtown Youngstown and searched Wednesday night by detectives. Police also searched a home on Youngstown's Outlook Avenue.

As police in Youngstown searched for clues, authorities in Niagara Falls took Micken's boyfriend into custody after a woman's body was found in the trunk of his car. Authorities have now identified that body as Mickens.

Both Niagara Falls and Youngstown police said Elliott's brother called them and said Elliott told him he had stabbed his girlfriend and left her in a car somewhere in Niagara Falls.

On Thursday, Elliott appeared in court in Niagara Falls for the attempted assault of a police officer. Officials say Elliott took off from police on a bicycle then lunged at officers with a knife.

"It just hurts me right now to know she went through what she went through," said the owner of The Starting Lineup, Jerome Franklin. 

Neighbors who live on Outlook Avenue say Elliott lived at the home searched by police.

"Something out of the ordinary had to happen. What that was we can only speculate. I don't know because it was just so different. You know, I never even heard those people argue," said neighbor Deborah Blakely.

Officials are still waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death. 

Niagara police have said the victim had several stab wounds and signs of strangulation.  
 

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