With hundreds on hand in West Harrison to cheer him on Ty Powers, 44, legged out the remaining steps of the marathon that he never finished.
“It’s a note that just basically makes a statement of that he was sorry,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. He stopped short of calling the note a confession.
Sources Wednesday night were discounting the theory that the murder of a youth soccer coach near Union Square last week was a case of mistaken identity.
Jones was pronounced dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital. Police said a bar fight may have led to the fatal slashing.
Michael Jones was found lying on the ground on 14th Street between 5th and 6th avenues around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He had been slashed several times in the head, neck and chest and one of his ears was cut off.