Matthew Genovese, GSB ‘14, was found dead in the Hudson River following his disappearance during Saturday’s snow storm. He was 24 years old.
According to reports from ABC7, Genovese was last seen by his friends leaving McSwiggan’s Pub in Hoboken, New Jersey on Saturday between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., a 10 minute walk from his home. He was reportedly wearing a grey Fordham t- shirt at the time of his disappearance.
Police are investigating, but initial reports from ABC claim that there were no signs of foul play.
A Throg’s Neck native, Genovese graduated from Fordham Preparatory High School in 2009 and enrolled in Fordham University. He was involved in the United Student Government, GLOBE Global Business Club and Campus Ministry, according to his LinkedIn page. He graduated 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing, his LinkedIn page read.
Genovese’s former high school teacher, Richard Langellotti, FCRH ’60, remembered him as a quiet, polite young man and a great conversationalist in his Advanced Placement Government course at Fordham Prep.
“When he was working on something he cared about, you could see the sparkle in his eye,” said Langellotti. “What impressed me the most about him was that when he got excited or enthused about something he put his heart and soul into it.”
Since April 2015, Genovese worked as an Operations Association at GlobeTax in New York City.
“He was telling me how excited he was about his job on Wall Street in our Facebook messages,” said Langellotti, who kept in contact with Genovese through Facebook messages after graduation. “I’m glad I have these messages. This is so very tragic.”
When Genovese did not show up for work on Monday, his family became concerned and alerted police, ABC7 reported.
Signs posted by his friends and family in the local area and on social media described his identifying features and urged anyone with information of his whereabouts to contact the Hoboken Police Department.
Funeral arrangements for Genovese are unknown at this time.
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