2011-09-23 / Top Stories

Jamaica Bay Body Declared Suicide

By Howard Schwach


A Google Map of the scene where McKnight’s body was found on Friday. A Google Map of the scene where McKnight’s body was found on Friday. Police officers from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park responding to a call of an unresponsive man on the shores of Jamaica Bay, just south of the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge on Friday morning, found Renford McKnight, 50, of Howard Beach dead on the sandy beach that abuts the bridge.

The police responded to the parking lot south of the bridge at about 6:40 a.m. on September 16.

EMS units responding to the scene declared McKnight DOA at the scene.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the city Medical Examiner said that his death has been declared a drowning suicide and that no further investigation would be done.

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