Body Recovered Along Hudson River
An unidentified female body has been recovered along the Hudson River in Manhattan.
Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman tells the Times Of Trenton that no identification has been made or an estimate for how long the body discovered a mile south of the George Washington Bridge near 158th Street in Manhattan may have been in the Hudson.
The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office did not return a call seeking comment. However, the Times of Trenton reports the prosecutor’s office has been contacted about the discovery according to spokesman Jack Bennett.
WNBC TV reports the discovery was made by the NYPD’s harbor unit responding to the area for an unrelated report.
The female was pronounced dead by the NYPD Emergency Service Unit and said there was no indication of foul play reports the Times of Trenton. The 34th precinct is handling the investigation.
Paige’s sister Erin tells the Trentonian the family has not been contacted by NYPD. An autopsy on the body discovered Wednesday will be conducted on Thursday.
Area Of Earlier Searches
The area was searched for Paige Aiello, the missing TCNJ student who has been missing for a month as of today.
Paige was last seen on Tuesday, April 9 at her Hillsborough home after her father brought her home from TCNJ’s Ewing campus. Her keys, cell phone and wallet were found on the George Washington Bridge’s south walkway a day later. Her car was found near Metropark station in New Brunswick.
Video footage captured her walking out of New York Penn Station and walking towards the George Washington Bridge. Several searches of the Hudson River and the bridge by the police have turned up no sign of her.
Friends conducted several searches of the area between the train station and the GWB and even expanded their search into other areas of Manhattan but were then asked to stop by the family to allow police and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office to follow up leads and tips.
“We just couldn’t do it anymore,” Christopher Aiello told the Times of Trenton of the daily trips to New York. “Emotionally, we just couldn’t do it.” He still encourages everyone to keep her name and face out there via social media.
Her father Christopher tells the Times of Trenton that his family is undergoing counseling to deal with Paige’s disappearance and the possible worst case scenario.
Anyone with information about Paige should also contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-575-3300.