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Beacon Homicide Case Remains Unsolved Decades Later

Glenn Smith was last seen in Manhattan before he was found deceased in the Hudson River near Beacon.
Glenn Smith was last seen in Manhattan before he was found deceased in the Hudson River near Beacon. Photo Credit: NYS Police

BEACON, N.Y. - More than four decades after he was found dead, washing up on the shore near Beacon, the New York State Police maintain an open file investigating the suspicious death of a 26-year-old Georgia transplant who may have had drug connections.

On April 20, 1969, Glenn Smith was found deceased - under suspicious circumstances - in the Hudson River, near Beacon. The 5-foot, 6-inch Smith had last been seen on Jan. 23 that year at the Three Roses Bar in Harlem. When he was found, he was wearing purple corduroy pants, black shoes, a beige shirt and blue leather jacket.

According to the New York State Police “wanted and missing / homicide” file, Smith had recently moved from Savannah, Ga. to New York City and may have been involved in the drug trade in each location.

If anyone has information about the Glenn Smith case, they can contact New York State Police Troop K at (845) 298-0952 or email nysvicap@troopers.ny.gov.

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