Report of body in Mohawk River draws large police presence

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Schenectady police, the sheriff’s department and state police all raced to the Mohawk River in Schenectady, near Riverside Park, after someone said they thought they saw a body.

The call came in just after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said.

Sources confirm a body was found in a shopping cart in that area, and it looks like the body had been there for a while.

This is in the area where Schenectady teen Samantha Humphrey, 14, went missing the day after Thanksgiving.

The 14-year-old girl was last seen at the park, meeting up with her ex-boyfriend.

However, there is no word yet if this is her.

“At this point, right now, I just don’t really want to put that connection together. I know that’s what everybody’s thinking right now. It’s just too premature for that to happen,” said Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford.

NewsChannel 13 continues to follow this story. We will bring you updates on as we get them, and our later newscasts.