MEDFORD, Long Island (PIX11) — The body found in a wooded area Thursday evening is that of missing mom Sarah Goode, family and friends confirm to PIX11.
A member of a search party looking for the 21-year-old discovered a body near Camden Court in Medford.
“If you know who you are and did it, then come forward and confess,” said Goode’s friend Crystal Ryan. “It’s not fair to us that we have to go around worrying that you’re still out there.”
Goode, who has a 4-year-old daughter, vanished after watching a movie at a friend’s home in Shirley late Friday evening.
Although police will not yet confirm if the body found is indeed Goode’s, friends and family have little doubt.
“It wasn’t the police that found her. It wasn’t anybody else. It was a search party, her family and friend,” said friend Melanie Molina.
According to those close to the search, the body found had tattoos that match ones Goode had, including a tattoo of her daughter’s name on her shoulder blade and a flower on her foot.
Her family reported her missing June 8, after becoming alarmed when they couldn’t get in contact with her.
Her car was later found in the woods under suspicious circumstances, Suffolk County police said.
The medical examiner is working to confirm a cause of death for Goode.
Goode’s death is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.
As police continue their investigatiom, rumors are running rampant, some saying they may know who did this and have even spoken to detectives for houses.
Suffolk County police however will not say whether they have a suspect or even a person of interest at this point.
“There are so many people in this world who love that girl and it’s just not fair and she didn’t deserve that,” Molina said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk County Homicide Squad at (800) 220-TIPS.