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Cops: Sisters Pulled From Hudson River Went In Alive

Rotana Farea was in NYC to study, Tala followed: relative

(Newser) - Two Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together on the banks of the Hudson River are believed to have entered the water alive. New York City police made the pronouncement Wednesday but have yet to establish how the pair died, per the AP . Investigators say there were no... More »

Mystery of Sisters Found Taped Together Deepens

They were Saudi nationals who had claimed asylum

(Newser) - Investigators are still looking for answers in the case of Rotana and Tala Farea, the sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together on the banks of the Hudson River last week. Police have disclosed that the sisters, who lived in Fairfax, Virginia, were from Saudi Arabia and had recently requested... More »

Missing Teen, Sister Were Ones Duct-Taped Along Hudson

Their bodies washed up Wednesday

(Newser) - The bodies of two young women who had been bound together with duct tape were found washed up on the banks of the Hudson River Wednesday, and police have now identified them as two sisters who were missing from Virginia. The New York Daily News reports Tala Farea, 16, and... More »

Bodies of 2 Women Bound Together Wash Up in Hudson

Women were duct-taped facing each other

(Newser) - It's not unusual for bodies to wash up in the Hudson River, but what police in New York found Wednesday was exceptionally disturbing: The bodies of two young women who had been bound together with duct tape. A passer-by alerted police to the bodies, which were found on the... More »

Navy SEAL Plunges to His Death During Demonstration

SEAL's parachute failed to open

(Newser) - In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, a Navy SEAL fell to his death Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River. The accident occurred a few minutes after noon near Liberty State Park, a large New Jersey park across from... More »

Autopsy Suggests Dead Kayaker Was Murdered

Did medical examiner go too far in her findings?

(Newser) - A New York medical examiner says the April death of a kayaker in the Hudson River was "homicide" caused by the victim's "kayak drain plug [being] intentionally removed by other," the New York Times reports. But experts say the medical examiner may have gone too far—... More »

Annie Lennox's Daughter Loses Boyfriend in Hudson

Body pulled from river is likely that of Ian Jones, 32

(Newser) - Authorities believe they've found the body of a man who was dating Tali Lennox, daughter of Annie Lennox, after he went missing in the Hudson River on Saturday. Ian Jones, 32, and Lennox, 22, were kayaking near Staatsburg, NY, when their tandem boat capsized. "They were able to... More »

Cops: Suspect Pulled Paddle From Drowning Fiance

Murder indictment against Angelika Graswald is released

(Newser) - Prosecutors who accuse a woman of killing her fiance on the Hudson River say she didn't just tamper with his kayak—she moved his paddle away from him in the frigid waters after he capsized. Authorities today released the murder indictment against Angelika Graswald, days after the body of... More »

Body IDed as Missing Kayaker

Vincent Viafore went missing on Hudson River in April

(Newser) - The body of kayaker who went missing April 19 on the Hudson River, and whose fiancee stands charged with his murder , has been found. Forensic scientist Michael Archer tells NBC 4 the body found Saturday near the Cornwall Yacht Club has been "positively identified" as 46-year-old Vincent Viafore. Archer... More »

DA: Kayaker Watched Fiance Drown, 'Felt Good'

'Confession' was coerced, Graswald's lawyer says

(Newser) - In what Angelika Graswald's lawyer considers a suspiciously frank confession, prosecutors testified yesterday that she told investigators she tampered with her fiance's kayak and it "felt good knowing he was going to die." Assistant District Attorney Julie Mohl told a bail hearing that Graswald felt trapped... More »

Missing Guy's Fiancee: Cops Say I Sabotaged Kayak

Angelika Graswald is pushing to be released on bail

(Newser) - A judge in New York's Orange County will hear arguments today on whether 35-year-old murder suspect Angelika Graswald deserves bail, reports the Poughkeepsie Journal . She's accused of killing fiance Vincent Viafore, 46, while the two were kayaking on the Hudson River last month, though his body still hasn'... More »

Fiancee Charged With Murder of Missing Kayaker

Her tale of tragedy didn't add up, cops say

(Newser) - A murder mystery on the Hudson: Police in Orange County, NY, have charged a woman with the murder of the fiance she says vanished beneath the surface of the river when both their kayaks capsized April 19. A state police commander says Angelika Graswald, 35, initially seemed like a grieving... More »

Man Dies Rescuing Autistic Boy From River

Boyce 'Scoop' Coleman remembered for generosity, big heart

(Newser) - Boyce "Scoop" Coleman's friends and family aren't surprised he was the first to jump into the Hudson River after a 6-year-old autistic boy fell in the water at a barbecue Sunday, the New York Post reports. Coleman, 40, is credited with helping to save the child—witnesses... More »

2nd Body Recovered in Hudson Boat Accident: Cops

Believed to be 'best man' Mark Lennon

(Newser) - Searchers have pulled a second body from the Hudson River, which police believe to be that of Mark Lennon, 30, who has been missing since he was thrown from a boat after it crashed on Friday , ABC News reports. The first body found in the water yesterday is believed to... More »

Driver Arrested Over Bride-to-Be Boat Crash Death

Cops believe he was driving drunk

(Newser) - The operator of the boat that crashed on the Hudson River in New York last night, killing a bride-to-be and injuring her fiance and other friends in the wedding party, has been arrested. Cops believe Jojo K. John, 35, was drunk while driving the speedboat, and has been charged with... More »

Bride-to-Be Killed in Boat Crash

Body believed to be Lindsey Stewart; best man still missing

(Newser) - A body pulled from the Hudson River today is believed to be that of 30-year-old Lindsey Stewart, a bride-to-be who went missing yesterday when a boat she and other wedding party members were on crashed last night, CNN reports. The best man, Mark Lennon, is still missing. Four others were... More »

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Hudson

4 passengers, pilot are reportedly safe

(Newser) - A helicopter carrying five people made an emergency landing in the Hudson River just before noon today, reports the New York Post , and all aboard are safe and accounted for. The aircraft was reportedly carrying four tourists—two adults and two teenagers—and a pilot when it splashed down near... More »

Rowers Find Enormous Head in Hudson

Styrofoam structure looks like ancient sculpture

(Newser) - Today's mystery: What was a seven-foot-tall head doing floating in the Hudson River? Marist College crew members found the enormous noggin, made of Styrofoam and fiberglass and reminiscent of a Greek or Roman sculpture, while on the river on Tuesday, Newsday reports. It "looked like something out of... More »

Triathlete Dies in NYC Ironman

43-year-old died in initial swim portion of grueling race

(Newser) - A 43-year-old man competing in the first New York City Iron Man triathlon died yesterday, after experiencing "distress" during the 2.4-mile swimming portion, reports DNA Info . He was pulled from the water and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "On behalf of all... More »

Flooding Forces 100K to Evacuate Pa., Drenches NY

Tropical Storm Lee fallout has already killed 3

(Newser) - Pennsylvania officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for the more than 100,000 people living along the Susquehanna River, one of several East Coast rivers flooding over thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the AP reports. The river is expected to crest at 41 feet by 8pm.... More »

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