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(NEW YORK) — A body found in the Passaic River in New Jersey on Wednesday evening has been identified as a Wall Street Journal reporter who had been missing for over a year.

On Wednesday evening, two men who were canoeing in the Passaic River came across a jacket located near a set of branches. The men contacted police, who investigated the scene and found human remains. Morris County Prosecutor Fredrick Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo reported on Thursday that the remains were identified as those of David Bird, 55.

Bird had last been seen leaving his home on January 11, 2014.

The Wall Street Journal‘s Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker called Bird “a long-standing and valued member of the Dow Jones newsroom,” offering thoughts and prayers to Bird’s family.

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