Mother: Body of missing Garrison man found in the water at Rockaway Beach

Jeanne-Marie Fleming says she was given the tragic update Thursday by volunteers with hope Alive 845, who had been helping her in the family’s desperate search to find the missing 26-year-old.

Blaise Gomez

Mar 29, 2024, 4:23 PM

Updated 114 days ago

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News 12 spoke to the devastated mother of a missing Garrison man after police say his body was found in the water near Rockaway Beach in Queens.
Jeanne-Marie Fleming says a bystander found her son, Colin Marma, deceased in the ocean Wednesday and called police. Fleming says she was given the tragic update Thursday by volunteers with hope Alive 845, who had been helping her in the family’s desperate search to find the missing 26-year-old.
Marma was last seen Feb. 2. His disappearance was under investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. His mother says Marma was suffering from mental illness
“We are all just completely devastated beyond belief. we have a hole in our hearts today,” says Fleming.
Marma’s family said when he disappeared that they believed he was somewhere in the New York City area. They spent weekends for the past eight weeks, since he went missing, in Manhattan and the boroughs searching for him and handing out fliers at precincts, homeless shelters and in the subway.
NYPD say Marma’s body was badly decomposed. His death is under investigation, but authorities say no foul play appears to be involved.
Fleming says Marma’s identical twin, Quinn, and their 29-year-old brother, Dylan, are flying into New York from out-of-state to be with their family.
Marma’s wake is planned for Wednesday at McCoul Funeral Home in Hopewell Junction from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held at St. Denis Church in Hopewell Junction on Thursday at 10 a.m.


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