Ranger Greg Wozniak was on foot patrol checking archaeological sites along the Hudson River on the afternoon of March 28th when he spotted what appeared to be human remains in the river. New York State Police were notified and arrived on scene soon after.
Ranger and maintenance staff assisted detectives with the recovery of the body, using the park’s johnboat. The remains appeared to have been in the river for some time prior to their discovery.
The deceased has been identified as a 38-year-old man who was reported missing on November 23rd of last year and was last seen in Albany. He was a college student there and was employed at the Hilton Garden Inn across from the school at the time of his disappearance. He was dressed in winter-type clothing and was found 20 feet from the shoreline, tangled in sunken trees.