Body of Missing New Jersey Man Found in Hudson River

Body of Missing New Jersey Man Found in Hudson River

Timothy Hamlett was a track star and sprinter at the University of Pennsylvania.

Published June 2, 2015

Timothy Hamlett, 20, was found dead in the Hudson River, after he was missing for five months, NBC New York reports.

Hamlett, who was a track star from Teaneck, N.J., was pulled out of the river on Friday near Washington Heights. The medical examiner’s office said the cause of death was suicide by drowning.

Hamlett was last seen on Dec. 26, after he told his parents that he was going to Washington Heights to visit a friend. He was a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, but was on leave from the school. His parents, NBC New York reports, said that his personality had changed since he began taking athletic and male-enhancement drugs.

"Please know that we are comforted by your prayers, support, the wonderful memories of extraordinary joy that we shared with our son, and of course, God's healing grace and love," Hamlett’s parents wrote on a Facebook page they created to help find him.

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(Photo: Missing Timothy Hamlett via Facebook)

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