The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office on Friday confirmed the body of Anthony J. Rhinebeck was found in the Oswegatchie River Thursday night. Mr. Rhinebeck was reported missing from the Rensselaer Falls area earlier this week. Provided photo

RENSSELAER FALLS — The body of a man missing since last weekend was found Thursday night in the Oswegatchie River.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon requested public assistance locating Anthony J. Rhinebeck, 31, who was reported to have last been seen walking near the river in the Rensselaer Falls area Sunday.

Undersheriff Sean P. O’Brien on Friday morning confirmed Mr. Rhinebeck had been found and an autopsy is being scheduled.

The sheriff’s office, St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office and county Coroner Kevin J. Crosby were on scene Thursday. Mr. Crosby said he arrived to the area at about 9:30 p.m. near Backus Camp Road.

Mr. O’Brien said family members have been notified and an investigation into his death is ongoing.

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