By Barrett Seaman
Alerted by a boater, the Westchester County Police Marine Unit picked up the body of a man floating in the Hudson River off Dobbs Ferry on Wednesday, October 2. Neither the cause of death nor the identity of the man was immediately known, though New York State Police did say that the dead man did not fit the description of 59-year-old George Grogan of Poughkeepsie, whose wife’s body was discovered in his Dodge Caravan near Bear Mountain last weekend. The body of the man discovered in the Hudson is in the hands if the Westchester Medical Examiner. (This story will be updated as warranted.)
UPDATE: The body of the man found floating in the Hudson off Dobbs Ferry on October 2nd has now been identified as a 20-year-old New Jersey resident who is believed to have jumped off the George Washington Bridge. The incoming tide would have carried him north to the rivertowns. He had been reported as a Missing Person, and while his identity is know to authorities, the Port Authority Police Department has so far withheld his name pending notification of family. Meanwhile the body of George Grogan, 59, believed responsible for the death of his wife near Bear Mountain, was discovered Thursday in a wooded area near the Bear Mountain Bridge.