Police ID missing North Amityville woman

Mandy Jo Jenkins, 30, of West Babylon, is

Mandy Jo Jenkins, 30, of West Babylon, is seen in a photo from an earlier arrest released by Suffolk County police. Jenkins' boyfriend, Joseph DeFelice, was charged Oct. 22, 2010, with her August 2010 murder. Photo Credit: Handout

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Suffolk police detectives Tuesday identified a North Amityville woman who was reported missing a day earlier, the homicide squad said in a news release.

The missing woman was identified as Mandy Jo Jenkins, 30, formerly of West Babylon, police said.

A man, 31, who lives in an apartment in a warehouse on Seabro Avenue called police Monday shortly after 7 a.m. and said his girlfriend had disappeared a couple of hours earlier, police said.

Detectives say they believe there may have been a struggle at the scene before Jenkins disappeared.

"We're investigating this as a missing person under suspicious circumstances," Det. Lt. Gerard Pelkofsky, commander of the Homicide Squad, said late Monday.

Pelkofsky said yesterday morning that the disappearance remains suspicious.

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Crime Scene investigators were dispatched to the warehouse to look for evidence, police said. The warehouse stores Halloween-themed merchandise.

With Yamiche Alcindor

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