2 Bodies Found in NYC Rivers Are Identified as Missing Boys

The bodies of two boys, who family members said were together shortly before they disappeared over a week ago, have been recovered from separate locations in the waters off Manhattan, the police said Saturday.

One of the boys, Alfa Barrie, 11, who lived in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx, was last seen on May 12, the police said. Alfa was reported to the police as missing on May 14, and his body was recovered on Saturday morning from the Hudson River at West 102nd Street.

The other, Garrett Warren, 13, was last seen at around 1:30 a.m. on May 13 in front of his home in Harlem, according to the police. Garrett was reported missing on Monday, and his body was recovered from the Harlem River, on the east side of Manhattan, on Thursday morning.

The police said their investigation into what led to the deaths was continuing. On Saturday, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said Garrett’s cause of death was accidental drowning.

An examination will also be conducted to…

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This article was written by Hurubie Meko and Asmaa Elkeurti and originally published on www.nytimes.com