A body pulled from the Hudson River has been identified as accused Long Island gunman Sang Ho Kim, 63. Meredith Zaritheny has more.
ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A body pulled from the Hudson River has now been identified as accused Long Island gunman Sang Ho Kim, 63.
Late Monday afternoon, the Nassau County Police and State Police confirmed that body of pulled from the Hudson River is that of Kim. The State Police Forensic Investigation Unit from Troop F, along with the Rockland County Medical Examiner, spent the day working to positively identify the remains.
State Police say a boater spotted the body floating in the Hudson River near Iona Island in Bear Mountain State Park around 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Police say the body appears to have been in the water for several days.
Kim allegedly walked into a Long Island business last Wednesday and opened fire, killing one person and wounding another.
State Police, along with several other law enforcement agencies, have been searching for Kim in nearby Cold Spring and the surrounding area after Kim’s car was found abandoned in Hudson Highlands State Park late Wednesday night.
"The Parks Police went out into the water and brought the body to the shore, where our Troop F Forensic Identification Unit assed the body and he was tentatively identified," said New York State Police Lt. Salvatore Mecca.
Right now, State Police say the Rockland County Medical Examiner plans on doing an autopsy Tuesday to determine the cause of death. But at this point, police are not willing to comment on how Kim may have died.