Fashion designer Jay Ott has been missing since March, and his body was found Friday in the East River. WWD writes:
A New York Police Department harbor boat found the 31-year-old Ott's body Friday at 11:10 a.m. near Pier 4 in Bushwick. While the NYPD said he was last seen leaving his McKibbin Street apartment in Bushwick on March 22, a friend of Ott's involved with his search had said surveillance camera footage showed him in the early hours of March 23 entering the Manhattan Bridge. It was not known whether he exited on the Manhattan side, the friend said.
Ott's family, friends, and coworkers at The Dock Group had posted missing signs all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, and set up an email address for tips. The CEO of Ott's company told the paper, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend. Our thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time."
· Designer Jay Ott's Body Found [WWD]
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