Missing NASA Scientist Found Murdered

Missing NASA scientist may have been murdered

Police are investigating the potential murder of a NASA scientist who went missing on Saturday near her home in Maryland. 

The body of 48-year-old Tiffany Moisan was found in a wooded area behind a Food Lion store, one day after her family reported her missing to police.

CBS News reports:

Princess Anne Police Chief Tim Bozman says Moisan’s vehicle was found in the store’s parking lot. Her body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

Police say there were no apparent signs of foul play, but the investigation will stay open until autopsy results are in.

Keith Koehler, a spokesman for the NASA facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, says Moisan was a scientist studying oceans and phytoplankton.

According to her biography on the NASA website, she earned a Ph.D from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, her master’s from Old Dominion University, and her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M.

Her research interests included the distribution, ecology, and physiology of marine phytoplankton and their role in the carbon cycle, according to her bio.