Cops look to ID body found in Fishkill near Hudson

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Investigators on Tuesday were looking for help identifying the body of a man who was found the day before near the Hudson River in Fishkill.

A group of hunters was walking through a wooded area near the river when it stumbled on the body at 3:15 p.m. Monday, according to State Police. The body was decomposed, cops said, and the man was probably "deceased for a few months."

The dead man was described as white, between 25 and 35 years old, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He had brown hair and brown eyes. A tattoo on his right forearm reads "VII" or "V11," cops said.

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The body was found about a mile south of the Beacon Metro-North station, not far from the tracks, which border the river. Police also recovered a black duffel bag nearby, which was marked with the logo of the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the Wappinger barracks, 845-298-0952.

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