The body of a woman found in Philadelphia is that of a missing mother from the Bronx.

The body of 50-year-old Vianela Tavera was discovered inside the basement of a house.

She had been shot in the head, and her death has been ruled a homicide.

Officers found her body after residents complained of a strong smell in the area.

Tavera had been missing since July 28, when she went to Philadelphia for a planned trip.

Her car was found in Virginia on July 30th with Luis Negron-Martinez sitting inside.

A gun was also found in the car.

Negron-Martinez was arrested on weapons and grand larceny charges.

Investigators believe he knew the victim.