Bodies of Two Missing NYC Boys Found

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — The bodies of two boys who were separated from their frantic mother at the height of Superstorm Sandy by the force of rising water were found Thursday in a marshy area at the end of a street, authorities said.

    Two-year-old Brandon Moore and 4-year-old Connor Moore were swiped into swirling waters as their mother tried to escape her SUV on Monday amid rushing waters that caused the vehicle to stall, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said as he announced the discovery of the bodies.

    Police said the mother, Glenda Moore, was going to her sister's home in Brooklyn when she tried to flee the vehicle with the boys, only to have the force of the rising water and the relentless cadence of pounding waves rip their small arms from her.

    Kelly said the mother "was totally, completely distraught. She started looking for them herself, asking people to help her look."

    The search continued in the days that followed, with numerous emergency personnel joining the march through Staten Island marshland. The bodies were found about 100 feet from each other at the end of a narrow dead end street.

    "Terrible, absolutely terrible," Kelly said. "It just compounds all the tragic aspects of this horrific event."

    Police said 19 of the 38 people believed to have died in the storm were found on Staten Island.

    Those identified on Thursday included the bodies of a couple who apparently drove away from their Staten Island home as the storm struck.

    The 89-year-old man and 66-year-old woman were found lying next to a car in a vacant lot. Police believe they drowned after climbing out to escape rising water.

    Authorities stressed that the death toll was preliminary, and that the total could change if the medical examiner determines any deaths were not storm-related.
     

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    6 thoughts on “Bodies of Two Missing NYC Boys Found

    1. My deepest sympathy to mrs Moore to have had those children swept away from her arms, it is so unimaginable. Too those who lost love ones throughout the storm my prayers go out to you all, Gods speed

    2. IT SHOULDN’T HAVE MATTER IF THE PERSON WAS BLACK OR WHITE, MAN OR WOMEN, IF THEY NEEDED HELP HE SHOULD HAVE HELPED THEM ESPECIALLY WHEN HE KNEW THERE WAS A STORM OUT THERE . HOW WOULD HE HAVE FELT IF SOMEONE DID THAT TO HIM OR HIS FAMILY .. THAT’S ON HIS CONSCIENCE .. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILIES THAT LOST THEIR LOVED ONES ,MAY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT AND PEACE..

    3. Oh my heart and soul hurt from reading these stories. My prayers go out to all affected by Sandy. Stay prayerful and strong.

    4. I just saw where she went to this white man’s house for help and he wouldn’t let them in and then she tried to break in by throwing a flower pot threw his window and still couldn’t get help. SMH he said all he saw was a man. WOW

    5. My heart goes out to those who has lost loved ones in this storm. There is really nothing anyone can say or do to take away the pain you are feeling at this moment. My prayer and plead is that we know that the most valuable asset on this earth is human life, young or old, black or white. Tear drops from afar.

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