May 18th, 2023 – Manhattan, New York – The body of a missing teen was found in the Harlem River near Madison Ave Bridge and Harlem River Park on Thursday morning in NYC.
The body of missing 13-year-old Garrett Wilson was located in the Harlem River not far from his last known whereabouts. Wilson was last seen around 1:30am, with Alfa Barrie, 11, near the E 145th Street Bridge on Friday evening.
The NYPD Harbor Unit has conducted search efforts along the Harlem River since Friday evening for the missing boys.
The teen’s body was spotted early Thursday morning by onlookers near the Madison Avenue Bridge where a dive team and marine unit removed the body, then transported to the medical examiner’s office.
“They’ve been searching that river for the past two days, till they finally found them. It’s sad things happen that way, you don’t know if it happened because they were playing or they met something foul out there (you know what I’m saying?) you don’t know. Especially when it’s just two kids with no adult supervision, or nothing like that. Not to blame the children’s parents or nothing like that” said Juan when we spoke with him on Madison Ave Bridge.
Police officials notified the family of the tragic discovery and identified the body that of 13-year-old, Garrett Wilson. The NYPD continues to search the area for the second missing boy as the investigation is ongoing.