Body of Missing Saugerties Man Found
Police divers found 31 year old Roman Esturdo Najera Vasquez at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday March 3rd.
According to Hudson Valley One, Vasquez was last near seen around 7 p.m. February 19th and was reported missing back on February 25th.
Saugerties Police Chief Sinagra announced that Vasquez was found by police divers in the Espous Creek back on the 3rd of this month, he also said that “The preliminary results of the autopsy performed earlier this week is pointing toward an accidental drowning. However, that is only preliminary. There is no indication as of now that there was any foul play was involved. It will be several months before we get any results back from toxicology. We have indications right now that alcohol may have been a factor.”
The Ulster County Fire Department, Ulster Hose, New York State Forest Rangers and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office all worked on the investigation that lead them to an embankment near Washburn Terrace, where Vasquez spent much of his free time. This is also the location were authorities found two articles of clothing.
Once on scene, K-9 “Biosensor” Abigail, picked up a scent on Thursday, but due to weather they were unable to investigate until Saturday and according to Chief Sinagra, police were able to find the body in the water within 15 minutes after the dog indicated that it smelled a body from a boat on the river on Saturday.