Mail Online – by Senjana Farberov
The body of a man that was pulled from the Hudson River Monday has been identified as that of a 27-year-old jogger from New Jersey who went missing March 30.
The New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified the remains Tuesday night as Andrew Jarzyk, of Hoboken, thanks to the forensic analysts of the victim’s teeth and personal identifiers like tattoos.
The exact cause and manner of death have yet to be determined, but officials say Jarzyk’s body showed no signs of trauma to suggest foul play.
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Missing man: The body of Andrew Jarzyk, 27 (left and right), was found in the Hudson River nearly a month after he went missing while out for a jog in Hoboken, New Jersey
Tragic end: A passerby spotted the missing man’s body floating in the river near the historic Erie Lockawanna Train Terminal in Hoboken
Jarzyk was discovered floating in the water near the historic Erie Lockawanna Train Terminal just after 5.30pm Monday.
The New York City Police Department’s Habror Unit responded to the scene and pulled the body out of the river.
Jarzyk’s family issued a statement on Facebook last night confirming the tragic discovery and saying that their loved one’s death remains a mystery.
‘At this time we do not have answers into why Andrew’s life ended at such a young age. Please be accepting to the fact we may never have these answers,’ his brother Steve Jarzyk wrote.
Andrew Jarzyk, a manager at The PNC Financial Services Group in Woodland Park, was last seen alive at around 2am on March 30 outside his Hoboken apartment dressed in his running gear.
Athletic: Relatives say Jarzyk often went out jogging because he was training for a half marathon
Final moments: A surveillance camera caught Jarzyk (seen in circle) running along the waterfront at around 2am on March 30
Desperate search: Police and the man’s family have spent the past month looking for him and appealing to the public for information
Surveillance cameras captured him jogging along the waterfront, but it remains unknown how he ended up in the river.
Jarzyk’s relatives said he went out for runs often since he was training for a half-marathon in Long Branch at the time.
Earlier that night, Jarzyk was spending time with his friends at the West Five Supper Club on Madison Street, The Jersey Journal reported. The 27-year-old, who only recently got a promotion at work, appeared in good spirits, according to people who were at the club at the time.
At around 1am, Jarzyk left the supper club but told his group that he would return shortly. He never made it back.
His family described Andrew Jarzyk as a kind and selfless man
NYPD made several attempts to find Jarzyk, but searches of the Hudson yielded no clues. The missing man’s family have spent the past month distributing fliers and putting up billboards asking for public’s help in finding him.
Then on Monday evening, a passerby came upon a body at the ferry slips south of Pier A, which is where Jarzyk was caught on camera the night of his disappearance, according to Hudson Reporter.
On Wednesday, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer issued a statement offering her condolences to Jarzyk’s family and friends.
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4 thoughts on “Bank manager, 27, washes up dead in Hoboken harbor a month after he went missing while training for a half-marathon”
this was expected.
friday has become “dead banker day”
I can’t help but wonder… did the employer have BOLI (Bank Owned Life Insurance) on this young man? If so, this would not be so mysterious imho. -Just another way the 1%’ers generate income.
I also wonder about ‘timing’ on this case, as it seems to me that a 1:00 a.m.
‘supper club’ thing is a pretty damn late ‘supper’, with plans on returning? He goes for a run, which isn’t so mysterious in itself… all on an EARLY Monday morning when I’d assume that the guy was supposed to work that day. I suppose that maybe I’m just old and out of touch to think that would be way too late night/early morning on a work day to be doing stuff that should have been over with hours before the reported times.
Another one bites the dust.
Doesn’t appear as though they’re going to find a cure for this epidemic any time soon.