Pine-Richland grad's death in NYC ruled a drowning

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A Pine-Richland High School graduate found dead in New York City earlier this year died from drowning, the New York City medical examiner's office said today.

The office left the manner of death for James "Jay" Ott, 31, listed as undetermined, said Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the office.

New York City police said no one has been charged in connection with Mr. Ott's death and released no new information about it.

Mr. Ott, a Brooklyn fashion designer, was reported missing March 24, a Monday, after he did not show up for work at fashion investment firm The Dock Group, according to a police new release.

Police said his friends reported last seeing him alive in New York the previous Saturday night and he was spotted on a surveillance camera near his home in Bushwick about 5 a.m. March 23.

Mr. Ott was found dead about 11:10 a.m. May 8 in New York Bay near Second Avenue and 58th Street in Brooklyn.

First Published June 23, 2014 12:00 AM

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