Troy police are confirming that the body found in the Hudson River yesterday is the body of Matthew Labounty. Labounty, 21, went missing on Christmas Day. Police say they do not believe foul play is involved.

On Wednesday, the body of a white male was found along the Corning Preserve in Albany.  Troy detectives, believing the body may be that of Labounty, went to help recover the body. Labounty was last seen walking toward the Menands Bridge around 2 AM on Christmas Eve.


Sean McMaster
You could see police activity and a police helicopter Christmas Day as they searched along the Menands Bridge for any signs of the missing young man.
An Albany man taking a walk along the Albany preserve noticed the fully-clothed body partially submerged in mud around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Stay tuned to WGNA for updates on this story.  As details emerge, we will update you throughout the night.  Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Matthew Labounty.