Missing Tennis Captain's Body Found Under Bridge

Paige Aiello's family confirms it was her body

Friday, May 10, 2013  |  Updated 5:52 AM EDT
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Missing Tennis Captain's Body Found

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Paige Aiello's body was found under the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday.

Her sister confirmed that to NJ.com today. The NYPD harbor police discovered her body Wednesday on rocks near 158th Street, ending a month-long search for the missing student.

The New York City medical examiner said Thursday the cause of Aiello's death was drowning by suicide.

Paige Aiello was last seen at her family's home in Hillsborough on April 9. The 22-year-old College of New Jersey senior, a tennis team captain, apparently took her mother's car without permission.

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The car was found the next day in New Brunswick parked near a train station. A passer-by reported finding Aiello's purse, cellphone and car keys on the south walkway of the George Washington Bridge.

Since her disappearance, Aiello’s family had searched, handed out flyers at places like New York’s Penn Station, and offering reward money for her safe return.

Police spotted the decomposed body while searching for a possible jumper in the Hudson River.

Last month, the body of missing Brown University student, and Main Line native, Sunil Tripathi was found in a river in Providence, R.I.

 


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