Police ID Body Found Off NYC Pier as Missing Fashion Designer

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Police identified the body of a man found floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River as that of a fashion designer who was reported missing last week.

Michele Savoia, 55, was last seen inside the club Marquee on 10th Avenue in Chelsea at around 2:30 a.m. Friday, officials said.

Savoia's body was found off Pier 59 in Chelsea, not far from the yacht where Savoia lived, police said.

It wasn't clear how Savoia ended up in the river, but police do not suspect foul play.

According to the Daily News, Savoia handcrafted suits for celebrities such as Robert De Niro and Ricky Martin.

NBC New York