The search may be over for the man suspected of shooting two people at a Long Island lighting company last week. The body of a middle aged Asian male was found this morning floating in the Hudson River just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge, near Iona Island, and officials believe it may be suspect Sang Ho Kim. Four days ago Kim's white SUV was found upstate about 25 miles away from Iona Island, and Kim had left a voice-mail message threatening suicide two hours after the shooting.
The body has not yet been positively identified. "The body appears to have been in the water for several days," State Police said in a statement. Nassau County police have joined the effort to determine the identity.
Kim, 64, was a reportedly disgruntled vendor who had worked with lighting store Savenergy Inc. in Garden City, Long Island. On September 25th he allegedly entered Savenergy Inc., shot company co-founder John Hyung Choi, and killed worker Zacharia Yong Jae Shin, 25. Choi is still listed in critical condition at North Shore-LIJ system hospital, Newsday reports.
Kim successfully fled after the alleged shooting, sparking a statewide manhunt. "He may have committed suicide, or he may have kept running and gotten very lucky," a law enforcement official tells Newsday. "He had to drive a long way. His face was everywhere. Logically, he should have been located, so it is frustrating that this is still unresolved."