Body Found in New Jersey Believed to be Missing 26-Year-Old Hofstra Graduate


Authorities believe a body found in New Jersey Wednesday may be a missing 26-year-old Hofstra graduate who was last seen walking into a luxury apartment building in Manhattan over the weekend, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case.

Two law enforcement sources say the body found in Monmouth County’s Oceanport is believed to be Joey Comunale, of Stamford, Connecticut.

Chopper 4 showed an extensive law enforcement presence at the scene where the body was found, in a wooded area behind an old police department that had to relocate due to Sandy devastation. NYPD vehicles were spotted in addition to local law enforcement. Further details weren’t available.

Police had said there were signs of foul play in the disappearance of Comunale, who was last seen on surveillance video entering the Grand Sutton building near the corner of East 59th Street and First Avenue Sunday morning.

He was reported missing by his father Tuesday.

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SOURCE: NBC New York, Brian Thompson and Jonathan Dienst