In a tragic ending to a widely reported story, fashion designer and Bushwick resident James “Jay” Ott’s body was found floating in New York Harbor near Sunset Park last Thursday, more than a month after Ott was first reported missing.
Via the New York Daily News, Ott, who designed for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s label The Row, had been reported as having suffered from anxiety prior to his disappearance. However, while suicide is suspected, an autopsy conducted this weekend was inconclusive as to Ott’s cause of death.
Our thoughts are with Ott’s family and friends at this time.
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