Police say a corpse pulled from the Hudson River is that of Matt Genovese, 24 of Hoboken New Jersey.
Genovese disappeared this weekend after leaving McSwiggan's Pub where he and his friends had gathered on Saturday night as a major blizzard was blanketing the region.
He left his group on foot just before midnight, telling them he was heading back to his apartment approximately ten blocks west of the bar.
But he never made it home again.
For some reason those friends now believe Matthew Genovese had, instead, walked east toward the Hudson River immediately upon departing from McSwiggan's.
No one knows yet whether he may have been intending to visit someone in that neighborhood, or if whiteout conditions got him turned around and he lost his bearings.
Colleagues reported him missing on Monday, when he failed to show up for work.
During this week's search for the missing Wall Streeter -- and despite record snowfall and accumulations -- a Hoboken cop said he found the missing man's billfold on the ground near the waterfront at Pier A.
"All his cash, credit cards, IDs were all still in the wallet," the officer disclosed, adding that the body of Matt Genovese was retrieved from the river still wearing the same clothes he wore on the night he'd vanished.
Police are declining to posit a theory as to how he could have ended up in the water, citing their ongoing investigation. But the 24-year-old isn't the first young man in Hoboken NJ to drown there in cold weather:
In late March of 2014, marathon runner Andrew Jarzyk disappeared during a predawn jog on the promenade. His body was fished out of the Hudson River roughly a month later.
Amid swirling controversy over "malfunctioning" surveillance cameras positioned all along the riverbank where Jarzyk was last filmed running in exercise clothing, Hoboken officials ruled his drowning "accidental."
The medical examiner attributed alcohol and "intoxication" as the reason why the 27-year-old suddenly plunged to an icy death.