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Body of Conn. man who vanished from NYC party found in New Jersey

Body of Conn. man who vanished from NYC party found in New Jersey

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:51 PM

The body of Connecticut man who went missing from a Manhattan party was discovered Wednesday morning in a wooded stretch of the Jersey Shore, according to sources.

Investigators found the remains of Joseph Comunale, 26, buried in a shallow grave in a desolate area behind an Oceanport, N.J., florist, the sources told the Daily News.

A cadaver dog reportedly picked up the victim’s scent before the body, beneath about two feet of fresh dirt, was uncovered, the sources indicated.

Investigators found the remains of Joseph Comunale, 26, buried in a wooded area on the Jersey Shore.

Investigators found the remains of Joseph Comunale, 26, buried in a wooded area on the Jersey Shore.

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Comunale disappeared after popping into an East Side apartment party late Saturday. He was last seen on video re-entering the building around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

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The Hofstra University student was reported missing by his father a day later.

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The Stamford, Conn., man was at the home inside the Grand Sutton tower on E. 59th St. and First Ave before his disappearance.

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Investigators found the missing man’s pants along with bloody sheets stuffed inside a garbage bag near the apartment building.

The Stamford, Conn., man was with two New Jersey men and three women at the home inside the Grand Sutton tower on E. 59th St. and First Ave.

Joseph Comunale.

Joseph Comunale.

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Though the party host was not identified, sources said the guests came to hang out with the son of a well-known jeweler who lives in the building.

Investigators were interviewing an uncooperative person of interest in the killing, but no arrests were made.

Police sources said the party host called down to the front desk requesting a luggage cart around 6:30 p.m., with video surveillance capturing the man rolling two pieces of luggage out of the building.

The man also asked a building employee how long they held onto video surveillance tapes before erasing the content, sources said.

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