A 24-year-old New Jersey man who went missing Saturday night after visiting a bar with friends during the weekend's blizzard has been found dead, police said Tuesday.
Matthew Genovese was last seen leaving McSwiggan’s Pub at First Street and Bloomfield Avenue in Hoboken between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. He told three friends at the bar that he was walking home, a 10-minute trek away, Hoboken police said.
He went missing as the blizzard hit Saturday night, although police said they don’t know if his disappearance is storm-related.
The search for Genovese started Monday, when he failed to show up to work at his Wall Street job. Police found a wallet in the snow not far from the river, and the following afternoon, on Tuesday, a body was pulled from the Hudson River in Hoboken.
The body was confirmed to be Genovese, who is originally from the Bronx and had been living in Hoboken for about a year.
There was no visible sign of trauma and no sign of foul play, police said. The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
Though snow had stopped falling in Hoboken by the time Genovese was last seen, there was significant snowfall on the sidwalks and roadways at the time. Twenty-six inches had fallen on Hoboken in the weekend storm.
NYPD, New Jersey State Police and Hudson County prosecutors assisted Hoboken police in the investigation.