Body Found Floating in East River Identified

By Ben Fractenberg on February 23, 2011 5:35pm | Updated on February 23, 2011 5:44pm

The body of Huang Kong was pulled from the Hudson River at North Cove Marina on Feb. 22.
The body of Huang Kong was pulled from the Hudson River at North Cove Marina on Feb. 22.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

DOWNTOWN — The man found dead in the East River Tuesday has been identified as Lower East Side resident Kong Huang, 79, police said.

Huang's body was reportedly spotted in the water near the Wall Street Heliport a little after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Police removed his body onto the North Cove Marina in Battery Park City about 15 minutes later.

Huang was reported missing Sunday by the Office of Emergency Management. They said he suffered from Alzheimers and Hypertension.

The medical examiner is still determining the cause of death.

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