HOBOKEN -- after leaving a Hoboken bar Saturday night and telling his girlfriend he was heading residence on Garden Street, westward, 24-year-old Matthew Genovese rather walked east, towards the river.

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The body of Genovese was uncovered in the Hudson river Tuesday, Hoboken Police cook Ken Ferrante confirmed at a push conference.


At about 11:30 top top Saturday night, the Hoboken resident called his friends in ~ McSwiggan's Pub the he to be headed home, a 10-minute walk, officials said Tuesday morning.


However, follow to Ferrante, although Genovese had told his friend he was heading home, which would have actually meant heading west toward Garden Street, he rather headed east toward the river, because that unclear reasons.


Genovese's family report him missing Monday afternoon after the did not present up come his project on wall Street, Ferrante said. A police officer that was looking for Genovese near the waterfront location approximately Pier A wherein Genovese was later on found, found the young man's wallet in the snow, Ferrante said reporters in ~ a 4:30 p.m. Press conference.


Genovese was last checked out wearing a red, orange and grey flannel shirt over a grey Fordham university T-shirt with maroon text, tan khaki pants, and tan Timberland boots, and also he was uncovered in those same clothes, Ferrante said.


Ferrante stated that he would certainly not speculate about how Genovese ended up in the water, and that it was an recurring investigation with the Hudson ar Prosecutor's Office. He said that police interviewed Genovese's friends, yet he decreased to divulge what castle said, due to the fact that of the ongoing status that the case.


Before Genovese was found, friends posted about Genovese's loss on social media. Danny Massa, 25, of the Bronx, the boyfriend of Genovese's sister, said znjke.com advance Media Tuesday morning that he and also others had been in search of Genovese.


For hours on Tuesday afternoon, two police watercrafts were stationed external the Hoboken train terminal, and also Ferrante shown at 3:15 p.m. That a body was found in the water at 1:25 p.m. By brand-new York Police room divers.


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Several news crews to be stationed close to the scene, wherein authorities cordoned turn off a two-block stretch that riverfront walkway. Ferrante and Hoboken market Dawn Zimmer both came down on the step at about 3 p.m.


Many bodies have actually been traction from the Hudson river over the years, but it is reasonably rare the a human body is native Hoboken, together was likewise the case almost two years ago, with 27-year-old Hoboken resident Andrew Jarzyk.


The medical examiner established that Jarzyk's death was one accident, the he'd drowned, and intoxication had played a role, said Hudson ar Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino. He was last seen in restaurant surveillance footage running along the waterfront after 1 a.m., police said.


Just two weeks after Jarzyk's body to be found, 2 young Newark males drowned in the Hoboken waterfront, as soon as one man dropped into the water and his friend jumped in to conserve him.


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