BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Updated Aug. 1, 5:25 p.m.: The search for a young financial expert who lived Downtown and was reported missing since early Saturday morning ended Tuesday when his body was was pulled out of Brooklyn’s Newtown Creek.
Police said John Castic, 27, who lived on the Bowery above a popular Chinese restaurant, was last seen around 3 a.m. Saturday after attending a concert at the Brooklyn Mirage outdoor performance space in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The New York Post reported that someone spotted the young’s man shirtless body floating facedown in the water around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Castic was a senior analyst at Goldman Sachs.
A friend posted on Reddit that Castic had been at the venue for a show by Zeds Dead, a Canadian electronic dance music duo, after which he said he was “getting an Uber home.”
“His last location on Find My Friends was nearby to the Mirage at 1131 Grand St.,” the friend said. That location is reportedly less than half a mile away from where the young finance worker’s body was found.
His friend said police initially were slow to issue a missing persons alert since Castic does not have “a mental-health diagnosis,” but that cops eventually consented to do it.
In June, Karl Clemente, also age 27, who had tried unsuccessfully to enter Brooklyn Mirage for a show, was later reported missing. He eventually was found dead in the same creek, which is next to a nearby lumberyard. Clemente’s death is reportedly not being ruled suspicious.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential. Anonymous tips leading to an arrest and indictment can result in rewards of up to $3,500.