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Friends of Missing NJ Woman Hold Vigil After Body Parts Found in NYC Waters

Friends of a missing New Jersey woman held a vigil for her on Monday night after body parts believed to be hers were discovered in waters off Brooklyn and Manhattan over the past week. 

Authorities believe a leg found in the Hudson River over the weekend and part of a torso found in Brooklyn last week may belong to 31-year-old Jennifer "Jenny" Londono, who has been missing since June 25. 

Dozens of people came out to light candles, place flowers and demand justice for their friend. They gathered at a memorial outside the Luna Lounge in Englewood, New Jersey, where Londono was a manager. 

"Personally, I won't rest until I hear who did this," Andres Giraldo, a friend of Londono, said. 

A jogger discovered a woman's lower leg as she was running beside the Hudson River near West 79th Street on Saturday afternoon, according to The New York Post. Police said the leg found in the Hudson wasn’t badly decomposed and that its toenails were painted pink, the Post reported. 

Saturday's grisly discovery came less than a week after a headless and partially legless torso was found in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Channel by a couple walking by the water on Tuesday.

Police have not identified the body parts as belonging to Londono. Police are counting on the medical examiner to solidify the identity through DNA testing. 

After the torso was recovered in Brooklyn, police released an image of a tattoo found on the body in the hopes of identifying the woman.

On Friday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said a New Jersey woman identified the torso as belonging to her daughter, who had a similar tattoo dedicated to her late aunt. 

Londono was on the verge of making her professional dreams come true when she went missing, opening the lounge in Englewood just a month ago. She had saved her money working as a bartender and at other jobs for many years, her friends and family said. 

"For the past few days, I try to close my eyes every night, just to think that this is a dream and she's gonna come back," Londono's friend, Marcela Toro, said. 

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