Suspect in fatal stabbing at homeless shelter found dead in Hudson River

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HARLEM  —  The man who was accused of stabbing a 62-year-old man to death in a homeless shelter late January was found dead Wednesday, police said.

Anthony White was accused of stabbing a 62-year-old man to death on Jan. 27. (DCPI)

Anthony White was accused of stabbing a 62-year-old man to death on Jan. 27. (DCPI)

Anthony White’s body was pulled from the Hudson River in the vicinity of 30th and 145th streets around 11 a.m. The NYPD Harbor unit retrieved the body and handed it over to the medical examiner’s office for identification.

On Jan. 27, the 21-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed his roommate to death at a mental health shelter for displaced men on Lexington Avenue shortly after midnight. He was seen running out of the building after a security guard opened the front door, police said.

After a nearly 2-month long manhunt, police received a 911 call about a body floating in the Hudson River. They suspected the body was White, but his identification was not confirmed until Saturday.

White had a history of psychiatric problems dating back to 2013 and was called a “dangerous individual.” This prompted police to issue a citywide alert after the fatal stabbing happened.