Andreas Robbins disappeared from his East 14th Street apartment on Dec. 1, leaving behind his cell phone, wallet, and a note that said he was going to jump off the George Washington Bridge. His girlfriend, in a Reddit post, said he was suffering from depression and wanted to leave New York City.
Police say they received a 911 call today from someone who found a man floating face-up in the water near the Governor’s Island ferry terminal. Officers from the NYPD’s Harbor Unit removed him and EMS determined that he was deceased. The NYPD is currently investigating the death of the man, confirmed to be Robbins, and the Medical Examiner is expected to determine a cause, the police said.
An , and the son of Columbia University professors Dr. Bruce Robbins and Dr. Elsa Stamatopoulu, Andy Robbins’s disappearance triggered frantic fliering and social media campaigns. His case received international attention after his father told the New York Post that, according to a detective, the search for his son had to be suspended so that cops could deal with Eric Garner protesters. Police sources told the Post they had been “working diligently” to find Robbins.
He was 25.