EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An autopsy was planned for the body of a California man who disappeared while fishing on a New Jersey lake.

Henry Cho of Chatsworth, California, was visiting relatives in East Brunswick when he borrowed a canoe to go fishing on Farrington Lake on Saturday.

Police Sgt. Kevin Zebro told The Star-Ledger of Newark a family member spotted an object that looked like a body floating in the lake on Wednesday night.

A large air, land and water search earlier in the week failed to uncover anything.

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Comments (24)
  1. schoi81 says:


    I’m so sad to learn of your passing. I can’t believe your gone. I will always reflect back on our friendship with a joyful heart. You will be missed! Good bye Henry. May your soul rest in peace.

  2. mike says:

    i heard the news yesterday a month after the fact, i went by the family store and it struck we odd that he wasn’t there but the mother and father never mentioned a thing even though i brought up his name. stoic people.

  3. katy says:

    Were always thinking of you <3

  4. john says:

    What happened with the autopsy? Why haven’t we heard anything else?

  5. Justin says:

    Love you Henry!

  6. Nick Bersinger says:

    We love and miss u pal.

  7. katy says:

    Thinking of you!!!! <3

  8. Jimi says:

    Henry worked with me at Galpin Motors and I was shocked and very sad to hear of his passing. Henry was full of life and made us laugh all the time. My prayers go out to his family.

    1. katy says:

      He really loved that job!!

  9. Young Cho says:

    I will miss my only little brother very much. But I know that he is with our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.

    The funeral arrangement has been made for June 4th, 2011 at 10AM in the Chapel in the Oakwood Memorial Park located at 22601 Lassen Street, CA 91311-2652 (818) 341-1198.

    1. MaryAlice says:

      My heart felt prayers include your parents and you…and your wife and children.
      If only there was something more…to say or do on your behalf and that of your parents to make these coming cays easier.
      I lost my youngest brother in early October and so I have a little understanding…but I also know that the Lord is good and that is a HUGE consolation. See you on the 4th.

    2. katy aitken says:

      I am so sorry,there are no words for something as tragic as this. My heart is broken,i can not even imagine the pain you and your family are in at this very moment!!! this world definetly lost an amazing kind hearted soul. I will never forget Henrys Smile and Laughter!!! Just to let you know , Henry talked so highly of you to Nick and I. Henry always looked up to you and he loved you and his family with his whole heart. Nick and Henry have been best friends since they we’re 8 years old. I am also writing for Nick because he is just devastated. Thank you for posting this,we have been checking non stop for any new information. Please keep us posted if you can, for we all loved him so much. my sincere deepest apologies to you and your family.

    3. The Callaghan Family says:

      Rest in peace Henry, and let the angels now carry you on their wings…

  10. MaryAlice says:

    he WAS wearing a life jacket but had beached the canoe and taken his shoes and jacket off…

    OH Henry!! You were such a good friend. You are sorely missed already.
    Thank you for all that you were for us…I really really valued your friendship.
    Thank you.

    1. Katy says:

      Hi MaryAlice,My name is Katy and I was a really good friend of Henry,I check for updates non stop and this is the first I had heard of this news,do you know any more information?

      1. MaryAlice says:

        How could a person know Henry and not leave feeling he was your new good friend!! I am crushed. I miss him already.
        Henry is not back in Ca yet…so they expect the funeral will happen in about a week or days after his return which they think will be in a week.
        We also have to be careful…because news sharing can be like playing the game telephone…it changes a bit. So I am telling myself to hang in there and be flexible…I want to sit in the parent’s living room, ready to be of support. But that is just my illustration of how I feel.
        I can still hear his voice and his laugh…OH…Henry. I will miss you, sorely.
        Do yu live in Ca? Near the store?

      2. MaryAlice says:

        Katy, I will be wearing a dark purple dress with long sleeves…would you seek me out to say hello…I have been thinking about it and it feels like we will be honoring Henry by saying Hello and supporting each other…I don’t know it just feels like a good thing to do. My children 27 year old daughter and 21 year old son will be with me – just another way for you to know who I am..
        thank you.
        Tomorrow then…*sigh* Oh…Henry….

      3. MaryAlice says:

        Were you there? I looked for you.

        No one could leave the grave even with the dirt all in place and our flowers laid there…we could move.

        But the gather afterwards had GREAT food and I met a new friend who wants to go with me to take Sonia to lunch in a couple of weeks!! Such good fellowship – a great testimony to Henry…don’t you think!!??

  11. kristy & royce says:

    Henry, You will forever be missed. We Love You.

  12. Gayle Powell says:

    I love you Henry. We will miss me you so much!

  13. ED49 says:

    I wonder if he knew how to swim? Most places on that lake, you’re only about 100 feet from shore.

    1. Katy aitken says:

      Yes he did know how to swim!

  14. don says:

    always use a life jacket when boating

  15. katy Aitken says:

    We love and will miss you Henry <3

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