Detectives have located and identified the body of the 22-year-old New Jersey college student from Nepal who was missing since January.
Ajay Sah, 22, was last seen Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Drew University around 8 p.m. and reported missing three days later around 4 p.m., Madison police said.
He was then seen on surveillance footage at the Brooklyn Bridge just hours after his disappearance. In Sea Bright, a citizen found Sah’s backpack, which was turned over to police toward the end of April.
Meanwhile, an unidentified body was found in the Anchorage Channel in Brooklyn on March 9 and determined to be Sah’s after a joint investigation between the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit and the New York City Chief Medical Examiner.
“The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office extends its condolences to the Sah family for their loss," Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. "The circumstances of this disappearance were challenging, however, were investigated thoroughly by the MCPO, Madison Police Department and its law enforcement partners."
"We appreciate all of the hard work put into tracing Mr. Sah’s movements. We pray the Sah family finds closure following the tragic loss of their family member. I’d also like to thank the public for its help in getting the word out about this missing person.”
Sah’s final death certificate is pending, authorities said.
Assisting agencies include the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons and Hi-Tech Crimes units, Madison Police Department, NYPD Counter Terrorism Unit, NYPD Missing Persons Unit, NYPD MPU – Morgue Unit, NJ Transit Police, and New Jersey State Police MPU.
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