Body of Connecticut man last seen at NYC party found in suitcase in New Jersey, sources say

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Joseph Comunale
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NEW YORK — The body of a Connecticut man who was last seen attending a party in New York City over the weekend was found in a suitcase in New Jersey, law enforcement sources confirm to WPIX.

The remains of Joseph Comunale, 26, of Stamford, was found in Oceanport in Monmouth County on Wednesday.

Sources said the body was found with multiple stab wounds.

Initially, it was believed the body may have been "chopped."

But, later, sources clarified Comunale's body was not severed.

Comunale was last seen entering a luxury apartment building at 418 E. 59th St. on Saturday night with friends.

Early Wednesday morning, police received a tip of where Comunale was, when a friend of the apartment owner went to the 17th precinct and told cops they dumped their friend's body in a New Jersey marshland, sources said.

A person of interest has been taken into custody for questioning.

Police sources said the person is being held on suspended license charge.

NYPD Crime Scene Unit were seen carrying bags of evidence out the midtown apartment building Wednesday morning.

Police sources said Emergency Service Unit police dogs found bloody rags and blood-stained clothing that authorities believe belonged to Comunale in the common area of the apartment.

The party's host was reportedly caught on surveillance camera wheeling out a luggage cart and two large suitcases.

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