The body discovered along the Delaware River on Saturday has been identified as a man who had been reported missing.
Authorities said Tuesday that the body was identified as that of Adam Zimpfer, 40, of Hellertown Borough, who had been reported missing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, on December 26, 2022.
According to the Solebury Township Police Department, they received a call from a passerby reporting a possible body lodged on rocks in the Delaware River near Virginia Forest Park along River Road (Route 32). Upon arrival, officers found a deceased male wearing a hooded jacket, T-shirt, pants, and boots.
Due to the location of the body, the officers requested assistance from the New Hope Eagle and Point Pleasant Fire Company’s marine units.
Investigators from Solebury Township Police Department and the Bucks County Coroner’s Office found the remains to be unidentifiable, and further investigation was needed to determine the identity of the deceased.
An autopsy was conducted Monday at the Bucks County Coroner’s Office, which revealed no signs of foul play. With the toxicology tests pending, the manner and cause of death have not yet been confirmed, police said.
Investigators discovered a missing person report from Allentown and followed up as they probed the death.
DNA samples from the body were collected to use for comparison with a biological family member of the missing Allentown man.
With the assistance of the Bensalem Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, rapid DNA testing was conducted, police said.
“Testing of the DNA from the deceased and a biological family member of the reported missing subject was conducted with results showing the deceased was an immediate relative of the biological relative listed in the missing person report,” according to police.
The Solebury Township Police Department is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding Zimpfer’s death, the agency said in a statement.