JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Department has recovered a body from the Chadakoin River that is believed to be the city man who was reported missing last month.
In a media release sent out Tuesday afternoon, Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson said a passerby spotted the body in the river just off Harrison Street shortly after 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. The body was then recovered and police say they believe it was 35 year-old Sean Carpenter.
Carpenter was last seen walking on Pine Street toward First Street in downtown Jamestown around 1:45 a.m. April 11. He was reportedly walking toward his home on Superior Street in Jamestown but never made it there.
Samuelson said the body will be brought to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for an autopsy as well as official identification.
The police say they will continue the investigation into Carpenter’s disappearance and what led to his death. The FBI has been assisting Jamestown police with its investigation. Police had called the city man’s disappearance “suspicious.”