The body of a Hoboken man who went missing during Saturday’s blizzard
has been located.
On Tuesday, Hoboken police put out a public plea to find Matthew Genovese.
Just a short time later, his body was found off Newark Street in the Hudson River, just 50 feet from the shore.
According to Police Chief Ken Ferrante, during a Monday night search of
the area, officers spotted Genovese’s keys and wallet stuck in the snow near
Pier A south walkway.
Friends say they last saw the 24-year-old late Saturday night leaving McSwiggan’s Pub off First and Bloomfield Avenue.
At 11:30 p.m. Genovese told them he was heading home, only a 10-minute walk up the street.
That’s the last anyone heard from him.
Genovese did not appear to be inebriated when he left, according to a pub employee.
He was wearing a red/orange/gray flannel top, gray Fordham T-shirt with maroon writing underneath; khaki pants and tan Timberland boots. His family contacted police after the Bronx native didn’t make it to his Wall Street job on Monday.
Word quickly spread on social media of his disappearance and fliers were posted around town.
Genovese only moved to Hoboken a year ago.
Police say there were no visible signs of trauma or foul play. But it will be the New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office that determines a cause of death.
Keep tuned to Hudson TV for this developing story.