Cops quiet on details of Patchogue mom's murder probe

PATCHOGUE - Police yesterday ruled the death of a Patchogue mom a homicide, but have not revealed much information about their investigation, except to say that no arrests have been made yet.

Cops have not yet released how 31-year-old Nicole Tessa died after they discovered her body in the woods near her house on Tuesday.

Tessa's husband, 28-year-old Joseph Jones, told police his wife stormed off after a fight over pills on Friday. Jones says Tessa left without her phone and seizure medications.

Neighbors say the newlyweds often fought over Oxycontin.

Today, detectives went around Tessa's neighborhood to question residents. Neighbors say with a killer on the loose, they feel nervous.

Tessa leaves behind four children, including a 3-year-old boy.

Police search for missing Patchogue mother

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