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Medical Examiner Still Looking Into Hoboken Man’s Death

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Hoboken, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The cause of death surrounding Andrew Jarzyk, the Hoboken resident who was missing for nearly a month before his body was recovered last week from the Hudson River, remains a mystery.

Jarzyk was an athletic 27 year-old man who was last seen in grainy surveillance footage back on March 30th running along the piers in Hoboken. Last Monday Jarzyk's body was found near the Lackawanna Terminal and police say initial reports show that his cause of death was drowning.

Hoboken Police Sergeant Anthony Falco said that a ferry captain was pulling into the dock when he saw the body floating in the Hudson River. Police were able to identify him as Andrew Jarzyk pretty quickly and the family was notified immediately.

“We had an idea that he was in the water and that’s why we had the scuba divers in and the state police,” Sgt. Falco said.

He also spoke as to why it took so long for police to find Jarzyk’s body even after the initial search of the surrounding river shortly after he had gone missing.

“There’s a lot of conditions, water temperature being one of the most prevalent, usually the body stays down longer when it’s colder and as it heats up usually the body will come to the top and there’s a lot of activity also in the river with ferry’s and boats and so forth,” he said.

Law enforcement officials are still uncertain as to why Jarzyk ended up in the river.

“Right now, the medical examiner has not issued a cause of death pending further medical studies,” Falco said. All they know at this time is that Jarzyk did drown.


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