State Police recover car and body in Hudson River

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Car recovered from Hudson River at Poughkeepsie (MHNN photo)

POUGHKEEPSIE – State Police continue to investigate the discovery of a vehicle with human remains in the Hudson River near Waryas Park in the City of Poughkeepsie.

State Police divers located the car Thursday morning after it was spotted by sonar during training.

Lt. DeQuarto said the car was found in deep water.

“The vehicle was approximately 75 feet from shore and approximately 25 feet deep. The next step in this case would be to positively identify the registered owner of the vehicle and the family,” he said.

The car was pulled from the river and placed on a flatbed truck to be removed for forensic investigation.

Sources have told Mid-Hudson News that the body may be the remains of an individual reported missing in 2008.  Rohan Brown of Poughkeepsie, who was born on January 28, 1983 was reported missing on August 7, 2008. He was set to start his senior hear at SUNY Albany. He was last seen when stopped for a traffic violation in New Paltz. At the time he went missing, Poughkeepsie City Police said he “may be in need of medical attention.”

The City of Poughkeepsie Police and the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Officer were also on scene of the recovery on Thursday.



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