Body found in search area for NYPD detective who went missing in Brooklyn

David Caplan
June 06, 2019 - 3:20 pm


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A body has been recovered in the area in Brooklyn where police were searching for an NYPD detective who went missing Thursday, sources tell 1010 WINS.

The NYPD manhunt for one of it's own kicked off in Thursday for veteran homicide detective Joe Calabrese, 58, after his empty car was found near the Belt Parkway in the Plumb Beach area of Brooklyn. 

Calabrese, assigned to the Brooklyn South homicide squad, was last seen around midnight. 

Officers and dogs descended upon the neighborhood in search of him. The NYPD's aviation and harbor units were also dispatched. 

Calabrese lives about five minutes away from where his car was found. 

"He didn’t report to work. He had not shown up. Nobody was able to get a hold of him," a source told The New York Post.

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