Body found in NYC waterway identified as missing Goldman Sachs staffer
"They have found his body and confirmed it's him," his father, Jeffrey Castic said. "It appears to have been death by misadventure. His wallet and phone were found on him."
August 2, 2023 8:44am
Updated: August 2, 2023 8:44am
A body found in a New York City waterway was identified as a missing Goldman Sachs staffer, the New York City Police Department said.
The body belonged to John Castic, who was part of Goldman’s controller team and worked with assets and wealth management.
Castic, 27, was last seen on Saturday at around 2:30 a.m. when he was leaving a “Zeds Dead” concert at The Brooklyn Mirage in East Williamsburg.
His body was found floating in a section of Newton Creek called English Kills by a passerby at around 11:09 a.m. The individual proceeded to call 911, police said.
The NYPD Special Operations Harbor Unit were sent to the scene and pulled Castic’s body from the water.
"They have found his body and confirmed it's him," his father, Jeffrey Castic, told Fox News Digital. "It appears to have been death by misadventure. His wallet and phone were found on him."
Police are still investigating what led to his death. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, the NYPD said in a statement.
This is heartbreaking. Praying for John’s friends & family & GS colleagues and hoping for swift justice. https://t.co/AoCA6vQl0l— High Yield Harry (@HighyieldHarry) August 1, 2023
"We are all shocked and saddened to learn of John’s tragic passing," Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said in a statement.
"Our thoughts are with his mother Dawn, his father Jeff, and his entire family at this very difficult time."
Castic is not the only person who has disappeared after attending the same music venue and has been found in Newton Creek. On June 11, Karl Clemente, also 27 years old, attended a concert at The Brooklyn Mirage before vanishing.
He was found five days later in the creek.
"There’s something weird here," Alex Clemente, Karl’s father, said. "There might be some connection."