Missing Maryland man’s body found in Hudson River

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According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the body of missing man Jaime Kwebetchou, age 27, of Maryland was found on Wednesday, May 15, after the Hoboken Police Department received a report of a body floating in the Hudson River near the Lackawanna Ferry Station at 2:48 p.m.

Responding Hoboken police officers, along with NJ Transit police officers and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, found the lifeless body as reported. It was removed from the water and secured by Hoboken Fire Department Rescue Team members operating a rescue boat.

He was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.

The exact cause and manner of death is pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Kwebetchou’s friends and family had not heard from him since May 4, and he was reported missing at the Baltimore Police Department.

Kwebetchou was last seen on Saturday, May 4, at 12:15 a.m. at the Wicked Wolf Tavern at 120 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. His family reported him missing on May 9.

The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Hoboken Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ .

All information will be kept confidential.