MARCH 18, 2013-
The Erie County Coroner is investigating the discovery of a body found floating in Presque Isle bay near the Maritime Museum.... Now, an Erie family awaits word tonight on whether a body pulled from Presque Isle Bay is that of a missing teenager.
According to reports from the scene, the body is believed to be that of a young man.
The cousin of missing Erie teen Jacob Samusenko, confirmed to us that the family has been contacted by authorities... But the body still needs to be identified.
The call went out to local authorities just after 2:30 this afternoon.
According to Erie Police Chief Steve Franklin, a woman called saying she saw what she thought was a body floating in the East Canal Basin in front of the Erie Maritime Museum.
Local rescue crews converged on the area.....
Fire department rescue divers pulled the body from the water in what deputy Chief Mike Fahey says was a quick recovery.
The body was described as heavily decomposed by officials on the scene.
There is no word on the identity of the body...And authorities refused to describe the clothes the victim was wearing when discovered.
Again, according to reports from the scene the body is believed to be a young man.
Jacob Samusenko has been missing since January 29th...
Two search parties have been held...
Nothing turned up....
Coroner Lyell Cook confirmed the body was a white male.
An autopsy will be performed Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. on the body.
Family members of Jacob Samusenko tell us if it is indeed Jacob, they will know around noon.