Pregnant 18-year-old Mashpee Wampanoag Woman Found Dead in a Florida Field
November 30, 2020
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is mourning the loss of a 18-year-old pregnant tribal citizen who went missing on the night before her 18th birthday on Oct. 20, 2020.
Jalajhia Finklea, a Mashpee Wampanoag tribal citizen, was found dead in a field off of Route 95 in Fellsmere, Fla., about 1,350 miles from her home.
Finklea's remains were found by the Indian River County Sheriff's department detectives after receiving a call from another Florida county's sheriff's office saying that a missing female body may have been left in a field in Okaloosa County.