Torso washed up on New York seashore could possibly be lacking Irish filmmaker: NYPD | EUROtoday

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A headless and armless torso that was discovered washed up on a New York City seashore final week will be the stays of a lacking Emmy-winning Irish filmmaker, authorities have mentioned.

According to the New York Police Department, officers responded to a 911 name simply earlier than 12:30pm on Friday a few human torso, with legs hooked up, discovered mendacity within the sand at Breezy Point Beach in Queens.

The New York City health worker’s workplace will decide the reason for dying.

Though the physique has but to be recognized formally, legislation enforcement mentioned that the stays could possibly be these of 44-year-old Ross McDonnell, who disappeared earlier this month, in line with NBC News.

Mr McDonnell was final seen November 4 leaving his residence within the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, neighborhood on a bicycle, in line with a lacking individual’s discover. The NYPD mentioned he was noticed leaving his residence on Taaffe Place in Brooklyn round 8.30pm native time.

His locked bike was reportedly discovered on the Fort Tilden seashore three days in a while 7 November.

Friends 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.

According 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 attainable that Mr McDonnell went for a swim and received 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 last seen last Saturday night, the alarm was sounded on Sunday, we don’t know much more than that,” Gene Gallerano, a detailed good friend of Mr McDonnell, instructed The Irish Times.

“It’s been a very, 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 International Film Festival and gained the IDFA First Feature Award in addition to an Irish Film and Television Award Nomination, in line with his web site.