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Cops Collect Bloody Clothes, Sheets in Grad's Disappearance at Luxury NYC Building



    Bloody Evidence Found in Case of Missing Hofstra Grad

    Investigators are still at a luxury apartment building in east midtown where a man went missing on Sunday. He hasn't been seen since and blood was found on clothing and sheets. Katherine Creag reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016)

    Police continued to collect evidence from a luxury apartment building in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, three days after a 26-year-old Stamford, Connecticut, man went missing while visiting the location. 

    Police say there are signs of foul play in the disappearance of Joey Comunale, who was last seen on surveillance video entering the Grand Sutton building near the corner of East 59th Street and First Avenue on Sunday morning, police said. He has not been seen since.

    Search dogs were brought in to try and locate the missing man Tuesday evening. Crime scene investigators were seen carrying out bags of evidence from the apartment, and law enforcement sources said they found bloody clothing and bloody sheets, along with a luggage cart that had evidence of blood on it, too.

    Video captured exclusively by NBC 4 New York shows a man being arrested at the scene and placed into the back of a police vehicle. It's believed to be connected to Comunale's disappearance. 

    Comunale's family declined to comment, but friends told NBC 4 he graduated from Hofstra University, was an athlete and wasn't the type to get into trouble. 

    One friend said, "Joey is an amazing hockey player and teammate from an incredibly close and loving family. We are hopeful that he will be returned home to those that love him the most."