After detective Joe Calabrese, involved in the NYPD homicide division, went missing a day ago, a large-scale search was initiated in an attempt to locate him.
The search concluded with the discovery of his body, dead from what seemed to be suicide, according to official reports.
It is still not clear what exactly went down and how the detective died, or why he might have chosen to take his own life in the first place.
Reports indicate that he had shot himself in the head, although this remains unconfirmed. His body was found in some bushes in Brooklyn.
Colleagues of Calabrese have commented that this was not typical of him, and not many expected him to do such a thing in the first place.
With that in mind, it is possible that authorities might be looking into another possible angle, although this has not been confirmed yet.
Due to the sensitive nature of the case, it will likely remain surrounded by a shroud of secrecy for some time until something more concrete has been uncovered.
Police are also urging people to come forward with more information about the incident in case they might have any.
However, at this point, it is highly unlikely that anyone would be able to shed more light on the suicide.
Many of Calabrese's colleagues have expressed their shock and condolences, as the investigation continues and more information has been surfacing slowly.
Some facts remain questionable, such as the place where his car was found initially with his body.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said: "Today, we lost a pillar of the Detective Bureau. A gentleman who'd lend a hand to anyone in need. A seasoned homicide investigator determined to find justice for the victim and solace for those left behind. Rest easy, Detective Joe Calabrese. You will be missed tremendously."
Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill added: "To the cops here today, I need you to know, help is available to you. Help is here, you are never alone."
Chief Terence A. Monahan explained in a video posted on social media: "No situation is hopeless. You put strangers first every day. Now it's time to prioritize your own health and well-being. And don't forget to check in with your fellow cops."
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