A headless and armless torso that was discovered washed up on a New York Metropolis seashore final week stands out as the stays of a lacking Emmy-winning Irish filmmaker, authorities have mentioned.
In response to the New York Police Division, officers responded to a 911 name simply earlier than 12:30pm on Friday a couple of human torso, with legs hooked up, discovered mendacity within the sand at Breezy Level Seashore in Queens.
The New York Metropolis health worker’s workplace will decide the reason for dying.
Although the physique has but to be recognized formally, legislation enforcement mentioned that the stays might be these of 44-year-old Ross McDonnell, who disappeared earlier this month, in line with NBC Information.
Mr McDonnell was final seen November 4 leaving his condominium within the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, neighborhood on a bicycle, in line with a lacking particular person’s discover. The NYPD mentioned he was noticed leaving his house on Taaffe Place in Brooklyn round 8.30pm native time.
His locked bike was reportedly discovered on the Fort Tilden seashore three days afterward 7 November.
Associates of the three-time Emmy winner mentioned it’s believed that the filmmaker, initially from Howth, north of Dublin, had been on the seashore and went out within the ocean.
In response to NBC, no foul play is suspected within the case and there’s no indication of suicide, per police sources, who added that it was doable that Mr McDonnell went for a swim and obtained caught within the present earlier than drowning.
The investigation is ongoing and authorities are working with the Irish consulate and awaiting DNA outcomes.
“He was final seen final Saturday evening, the alarm was sounded on Sunday, we don’t know way more than that,” Gene Gallerano, a detailed buddy of Mr McDonnell, advised The Irish Instances.
“It’s been a really, very emotionally heavy week.”
The filmmaker has been described as a 5’9” tall man of athletic construct and with a distinctively Irish accent.
Mr McDonnell’s debut characteristic movie Colony premiered on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant and gained the IDFA First Characteristic Award in addition to an Irish Movie and Tv Award Nomination, in line with his web site.
#Torso #washed #York #seashore #lacking #Irish #filmmaker #NYPD
Read more on independent