2 missing NYC boys found useless; medical examiner says one accidentally drowned
New York City police on Sunday continued to analyze the deaths of two boys final seen strolling collectively in Harlem however found lifeless in waterways on reverse sides of Manhattan.
So far, foul play has not been steered, however elements of the case are confounding.
Garrett Warren, 13, was reported missing the afternoon of May 15, whereas Alfa Barrie, 11, was reported missing early the earlier morning.
Warren’s physique was found within the Harlem River, pretty near the realm the place the boys had been final captured on safety video in Harlem, on May 18, whereas Barrie’s stays had been found throughout the island within the Hudson River close to 102nd Street and Riverside Drive on Saturday, authorities stated.
The two associates had been seen inside a fish market they had been recognized to frequent at 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem the evening of May 12, witnesses stated, based on NBC New York.
A employee at Ana’s Fish Market instructed the station he noticed the boys within the retailer buying a couple of objects that night. He stated they had been regulars on the enterprise.
Police additionally stated the 2 had been recorded by safety video at 145th and Lenox, which was their final police-reported location, about 6 p.m. on May 12.
At a information convention May 16, New York Police Department officers stated the 2 had been additionally noticed on safety video leaving the residence of one of the boys earlier than video picked them up anew on the intersection.
Detectives needed to talk to members of a giant crowd within the space the 2 handed via as they walked within the neighborhood of 145th and Lenox that night, police stated.
Detectives final week had a protracted want record of potential witnesses and sources. “We need to speak that every single person that was with them,” NYPD Deputy Chief Brian Gill stated on the information convention.
“We want to talk to their classmates,” he stated.
The boys didn’t attend the identical faculty, officers stated.
On Sunday, the town’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner stated the reason for dying for Warren was drowning; method of dying was decided to be an accident.
Cause and method for Barrie had been pending, the workplace stated in a press release. His physique was examined Sunday.
Family members stated the boys had been neighborhood associates, although their households weren’t acquainted to one another, based on NBC New York.
Members of each clans had been serving to with the seek for the pair, passing out fliers final week in hopes that they’d be situated alive.
Lindsey Pipia, Colin Sheeley and Yasmeen Persaud contributed.