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Man’s Body Found Floating in East River By 44th Drive, Feared to Belong to Missing LIC Man

March 29, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A man’s body was found floating in the East River by 44th Drive along the Long Island City waterfront.

The body was found wedged between two barges at around 5 p.m. on March 27, according to the Daily News. He was wearing black running pants and a blue shirt, and also had a prosthetic leg.

Along the waterfront on 44th Drive (Google Maps)

Police sources told the Daily News that the body could belong to a 72-year-old man from the neighborhood who went missing two weeks ago.

The NYPD announced on March 16 that Larry Bialke, 72, was last seen on March 14 inside his residence near 47th Avenue. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, and was described as having a prosthetic leg.

The 108th Precinct confirmed that a body was found floating by 44th Drive on Tuesday, but did not provide further comment.

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