Hudson Valley News
3:40 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

A Body Is Recovered From The Hudson River Amid A Search For A Suspect

Bear Mountain Bridge
Bear Mountain Bridge
Credit Kathleen Conklin, flickr

New York State Police say they have recovered a body from the Hudson River in Rockland County. The finding comes as authorities search for a suspect in a fatal workplace shooting.

State police say the body was recovered around 9:30 Monday morning near the Bear Mountain Bridge and Iona Island. They say the body, which appears to be that of a middle age Asian male, seems to have been in the water for several days. This comes as a Putnam County manhunt for shooting suspect Sang Ho Kim began about 10:30 Wednesday night, after a patrolling Putnam County sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspect’s getaway vehicle parked unattended along Route 9D just north of the Village of Cold Spring. This is about 10 miles from where the body was found floating in the river. The vehicle was parked in a spot along the Hudson River and across the street from a popular hiking destination, Breakneck Ridge. Authorities say Kim allegedly shot two workers Wednesday morning at a lighting fixture company in East Garden City, in Nassau County, one fatally. State police are working with the Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Nassau County Police to positively identify the remains.