HIGHLANDS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The body of a man found last week in a central New Jersey waterway is that of a fisherman who vanished last December, authorities said Monday.

The Asbury Park Press reported that the body of Edward Broderick, 39, was found Friday near the Captain’s Cove Marina in Highlands. The identification was made public on Monday.

Broderick, of Sea Bright, had last been heard from on Dec. 14, when he told a friend that his vessel was en route to a clamming facility in Highlands, authorities said.

The friend reported him missing about four hours later, and Broderick’s sunken vessel was found and identified outside the marina where he originally intended to end his trip.

Authorities said the investigation into Broderick’s death was ongoing Monday, but foul play is not suspected.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Watch & Listen LIVE