I was casual friends with Dave Daniel in high school. I haven't seen him in years, but I was saddened by his untimely death. I also found it sad that no one in his family noticed he was gone. He was pulled from a river a few days ago. He had been in there for months.
From the news article:
Police identify body pulled from river
Foul play not suspected; investigation continuing
Troy -- The body pulled from the Hudson River on Monday has been identified as a 31-year-old Capital Region man who had apparently been in the water for months.
Investigators have found no signs of foul play in the death of David K. Daniel, who had addresses in both Troy and Albany.
Sgt. Terry Buchanan said Daniel had paperwork in his possession from February and may have been in the river since around that time or shortly after.
''He was in the water for a while and apparently his family never missed him,'' Buchanan said.
Daniel's mother lives locally, police said.
Buchanan did not know if the man had a job. His body was discovered by men fishing Monday evening near the Bruno Machine company along the river in South Troy.
Troy Police detectives are continuing to investigate Daniel's death, Buchanan said.
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