NEWARK, N.J.— It’s been almost a month since Francine Vincent's body turned up stuffed inside a bag, left in the driveway of an abandoned home in Newark.
Police on Wednesday announced an arrest in the case, but it did little to solve the mystery of Vincent's death.
Vincent was a 25-year-old waitress who worked in Manhattan and lived in Washington Heights, with her roommate Samantha Rey.
“My roommate’s gone. She’s a friend, she’s a roommate, she’s a daughter, she’s a sister," Rey said. "You know, there’s a lot of people who want to know what happened, and although I’m happy that somebody was held somewhat accountable with an arrest today, it’s not. We still don’t know what happened."
Police arrested a woman who detectives say met Vincent shortly before her death. The young woman died after leaving a midtown bar on Super Bowl Sunday.
Hellen Carrasco, 23, of Jersey City, is accused of dumping Vincent’s body in a driveway between two homes in Newark.
"Essex County will not tolerate the transporting and disposing of a body in this county. This is a serious offense and it will be treated as such," Essex County Chief of Detectives said in a statement. "The victim and her family deserved the respect of proper notification and burial."
Since detectives have identified and arrested the person allegedly responsible for dumping Vincent’s body, they believe they also have a lead on who else she was with when she died.