The medical examiner determined that the 55-year-old Bird accidentally drowned when he fell into the Passaic River.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the body found in the Passaic River on Wednesday to be that of missing Wall Street Journal Reporter David Bird.
Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird vanished nearly a year ago, but his family continued to hold out hope Friday that he was still alive.
Police in New Jersey are continuing the search for a man missing since Saturday.
David Bird, 55, a reporter for Dow Jones, was last seen leaving his home on Long Hill Road at 4 p.m. Saturday.