NEW YORK (Dagbladet): Irishman McDonnell, 44, was last seen on November 4 when he left his apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Since then, the police and his relatives have been searching for him.
On Friday, remains were found that police suspect are those of the Irish director NBC News.
Early Friday afternoon, police went to the famous Breezy Point Beach in Queens, New York. There, a passerby discovered the body buried in the sand.
I found a bike
The body has not been officially identified, but police tell American media that there are many indications that it is McDonnell. The coroner is now working to determine the cause of death.
McDonnell was carrying his bike when he was last seen on November 4. When he did not show up for an appointment the next day, his friends went to his home and entered the apartment, according to the Irish Times.
His bike was then found locked on a bike rack on November 7 at Fort Tilden, which is located on the beach next to Breezy Point.
So far there is no doubt that anything criminal happened. Police are now working with the Irish Consulate to establish official identification.
McDonnell was wearing a black shirt, red pants and a black backpack when he disappeared, and the NYPD is still urging people to call with information about his disappearance.
And won awards
McDonnell is originally from Dublin. He was first nominated for an Emmy Award for a documentary about Elián, a young Cuban boy, who was rescued in 1999 off the coast of Florida.
He also won an Emmy Award for his work on the Showtime series “The Trade,” which covered, among other things, the opioid epidemic in the United States and immigration from Central America. He won another Emmy Award in 2022 for “The First Wave,” which told the story of staff and patients at a New York hospital during the beginning of the pandemic.
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