Autopsy results on Mohawk River body not expected until at least Monday
An autopsy has been performed on the body pulled from the Mohawk River near Schenectady’s Stockade neighborhood. Results won’t be made public until at least Monday, said police. However, family members on social media said it’s Samantha.
“When a s**t day becomes an even more terrible day, but at least now there is closure of sorts. We’ve all dreaded this day and here it is,” a family member wrote in a Facebook post.
Humphrey, 14, went missing on Nov. 25. She left home around 11 p.m. on a Friday night to meet with an ex-boyfriend at Riverside Park, and hadn’t been seen or heard from since.
Police were called back to Riverside Park around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon when a pair of fishermen said they spotted something bobbing in the water underneath the old railroad bridge at the south end of Riverside Park.
The body was pulled from the river around 4 p.m. Wednesday, Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford said Thursday afternoon.
NewsChannel 13 has learned through sources the body was found in a shopping cart. Police have not confirmed that report.
“I cannot confirm who it is,” Clifford said. “It appeared the body had been there for a while.”
NewsChannel 13 will continue to follow this story. We will bring you updates on the autopsy when we get them.