Hudson County Prosecutor: bodies of West New York man and Union City man pulled from Hudson not deemed suspicious

Law enforcement is investigating after two bodies were found in the Hudson River early Tuesday morning.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the bodies were discovered at 8 am on the border of Weehawken and Hoboken.

Police departments from both towns responded to a 911 call regarding a body floating in Weehawken Cove in Hoboken.

By 9 am the Weehawken Police Deparment indicated that a second body was also spotted in the cove a short distance from the first body.

But they did not indicate whether the deaths were linked or how long the bodies were submerged.

Both of the bodies appeared to be male and lifeless, authorities say, adding that they were removed from the water, secured and tentatively identified by the Hoboken Fire Department.

A short time later, Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Squad detectives confirmed the men’s identities as 41-year-old Ali Harb, of West New York, and Juan Bustamonte, 35, of Union City. 

Both were pronounced dead at approximately 10:45 am.

By Tuesday afternoon Prosecutor Suarez tweeted, ”There should be no concern to the public involving the two bodies found in the Hudson River in Hoboken this morning.”

Suarez says the deaths do not appear to be suspicious, but her office is awaiting the results from the medical examiner, who is trying to determine the cause and manner of death.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Hoboken Police Department.

If you have any information, contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office website…

http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/

All information will be kept confidential.

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