2011-08-17 / Front Page

Body Identified

Eric Gross, with Annie Chesnut

Putnam County Undersheriff Peter Convery has told the PCN&R that the body found floating off on Constitution Island earlier this week has been positively identified as Joseph Corcoran, 39, of Brooklyn.

Convery’s office said that the victim apparently went swimming at Sandy Beach, north of Cold Spring, on Friday, and, for some unknown reason, did not surface.

The body was positively identified last night at Putnam Hospital Center using forensic dentistry. Autopsy results are inconclusive and toxicology reports are pending.

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