Badly decomposed body found in Esopus could be Zach Green

A body lodged between logs in the Esopus Creek in Kingston was found by a boater yesterday, and nobody is sure whether it is the remains of Zachary Green, who has been missing from Saugerties since January. 

The Daily Freeman and the Times Herald-Record are both reporting about the find. The Freeman has more details:

[Kingston police Detective Lt. Egidio] Tinti said at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday, detectives were notified about a possible body found in the Esopus Creek behind the New York State Armory off Manor Avenue.

“The boater thought it looked like a body, but wasn’t sure,” Tinti said. “It was lodged among some logs.”

Tinti said the Ulster County Sheriff’s dive team was called in, as well as Kingston Fire Department and state police to assist with the retrieval of the body.

“The body was in a location difficult to get to,” he said. It was taken to the city morgue pending the autopsy.

Asked if it’s possible the body is that of Green, Tinti said, “I really wish I could say, but I can’t. We have to wait for identification through dental records and other means.”