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Police: Body in Hudson is Missing Eastchester Man

60-year-old man, missing since Thursday, was found in the Hudson River off Rockland.

Tragedies in Rockland and Westchester converged Tuesday morning when police identified a body found in the Hudson River in Stony Point as belonging to a missing Eastchester man.

The body of 60-year-old Frank Forgione was first spotted off the shore of Stony Point Monday just before noon. Authorities from Westchester and Rockland pulled the body from the water using marine, land and air units.

Forgione's body was in the Hudson River for no more than a day, Lt. Keith William with Stony Point Police told Patch Monday morning.

The body has yet to be officially identified by Forgione's family, but Williams said police investigations confirmed it was his body.

"We have enough information," Williams said.

Forgione's family has been notified.

Forgione's car, a black 1992 Lexus, was found on land near the body Monday afternoon.

An autopsy was carried out Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. by the Rockland County Medical Examiner; police are still determining the cause of death.

Forgione was last seen Thursday, Oct. 18 at 2 a.m. after leaving a dinner in Armonk. His wife told Patch Monday that her husband had no medical conditions that she knew of.

Forgione worked as a landscaper, and had a Facebook page set up to locate him when he went missing.

"To all our family, friends and new friends... as you know our beloved Frank has been found although not the way we had hoped," a user wrote Monday night. "On behalf of the Forgione Family, we can't express how much your help, your prayers and support has meant during these last few days. We truly appreciate all that has been done."

Stay tuned for updates.

Chris October 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I think a lot of people were thinking this was Eugene Palmer and not the missing man from Westchester. Sympathy to his family and friends.
Josh Semendoff October 23, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Certainly a sad conclusion to this story. Did anyone personally know Frank and would like to share a few thoughts?
jeff meyer October 23, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Before I retired I would run into him at "Bon Appetite". He was a absolute gentlemen. Always pleasant and very hard working. He insisted on buying coffee. My deepest sympathies to his family. JM Tuckahoe, NY
Josh Semendoff October 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Thanks Jeff for that.
Karen October 24, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Jeff is right. Frank was one of the kindest men you would have ever met. He was a true gentleman and a very genuine person. He will be sorely missed by so many.
Linda Lichtenstein October 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM
So sorry for your loss.
Sandy Gentile Shallo October 24, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Karen i think those were your words up top and every word beutiful. To the family and friends of Frank Forgione please know that God only takes the best and rest asured knowing that this man who you would always see smiling and was so sweet and kind is a VIP in heaven. May he watch and guard his family from up above. He will be missed.
sunflower October 25, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Frank and my father were good friends for many years. He was a very generous person, witty personality, it was a delight to be in his company. He will be deeply missed.

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