A search group was able to locate the remains of a second youngster who had gone missing in the Bronx a few days before the remains of a third boy were found in the area of the Hudson River as Breitbart News reported.
Following the death of 13-year-old Garrett Warren of Harlem was found near the Madison Avenue Bridge on Thursday, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) reported on Saturday, as stated by Fox 5, that the body of 11-year-old Alfa Barrie was located near the Madison Avenue Bridge on Thursday. This came following the discovery of the body of Garrett Warren.
On Tuesday, the authorities put out a need for assistance in locating the boys by posting an appeal and photographs to the internet.
The Harbor Unit of the New York Police Department was dispatched to the vicinity of 102nd Street and Riverside Drive at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Saturday in response to a report of a possible person in the water in the vicinity of the Hudson River.
Officers discovered a male victim who was unresponsive and unconscious when they arrived on the scene; he was subsequently pronounced dead.
The deceased was confirmed to be 11-year-old Alfa Barrie, who had gone missing. According to Fox News, "the cause of death is still unknown."
Pix 11 claims the lads went to different schools and the nature of their friendship is unclear. Authorities suspect they disappeared as a pair.
On the evening of May 12, one of them, according to a friend, entered the Harlem River. This prompted officials to start scouring the ocean:
Help us find these two missing children: 11-year-old Alfa Barrie & 13-year old Garrett Warren. Anyone with any information on their whereabouts can DM @NYPDTips or call 800-577-TIPS. https://t.co/f2uXNBAz3X pic.twitter.com/ZlTmbJpsZ2
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 16, 2023
According to the Fox post, the two were last seen on May 12 at the intersection of 145th Street and Lenox Avenue, and authorities are still looking into the matter.
On Friday, a video was shared online showing Warren's neighbors paying tribute to him in the street.
One local said that he was a "good kid" whom the community adored. He was a kid's best friend. Everyone had heard about him. "It's so sad," she exclaimed.
Barrie's uncle Ahmadou Diallo meanwhile remarked, “Just imagine an 11-year-old, you hug your son in the morning, Friday morning, going to school. And the next thing, you wonder, calling every family member, ‘Oh, I didn’t see my son,’ I mean, it’s hard.”