The New York City Police Department announced that the body of 11-year-old Alfa Barrie, who had been reported missing on May 14, was discovered in the Hudson River on Saturday morning.
According to the police, a call was made to the NYPD Harbor Unit just before 7:00 a.m. alerting them to the discovery of a body near 102 Street and Riverside Drive. The unit arrived at the scene and found Barrie unresponsive. Despite the efforts of emergency medical services, Barrie was pronounced dead on the spot. The cause of death is yet to be determined by the medical examiner.
In a separate incident, 13-year-old Garrett Warren’s body was found in the Harlem River, approximately a quarter-mile away from his home, a few days after he was reported missing.
The police stated that both boys were last seen together on surveillance footage in Harlem near 145th Street and Lenox Avenue, close to Warren’s residence. Barrie was last seen at his family home in the Bronx on May 12, as reported by his relatives.
Dayshell Moore, Warren’s mother, revealed to CBS New York that on Friday night, the boys had returned home around 1:30 a.m. to change clothes after being together. They then left to play basketball, according to Warren’s mother.
The investigation by the NYPD remains ongoing as they continue to gather more information regarding these tragic incidents.