2 bodies found in Hudson River near Weehawken-Hoboken line identified

Authorities in New Jersey are investigating after two bodies were found in the Hudson River Tuesday morning.

Officials say the two men have been identified as 41-year-old Ali Harb, of West New York, and 35-year-old Juan Bustamonte, of Union City.

Crime scene tape is blocking a pier near the border of Weehawken and Hoboken where authorities said the bodies washed up. They discovered a second body in the water floating nearby the first one about an hour later, authorities said.

It is not clear how the bodies ended up there or how long they were there.

According to the release the investigation is ongoing and their deaths do not appear to be suspicious and the public should not be concerned.

The exact cause and manner of death of both Harb and Bustamonte are still pending the findings of the Medical Examiner. The area where the bodies were found runs along a walking and running path in a cove between the two towns.

  • Leroy Wright