Police Find Body Of ESPN Writer's Son

Max Maisel
Max Maisel (above) went missing on February 21, after his car was found abandoned on the shore of Lake Ontario in New York. Police have now discovered his body 

Police have found the body of senior ESPN writer Ivan Maisel's son, two months after his car was found abandoned. 

Max Maisel went missing on February 21 and was last seen leaving his vehicle near Lake Ontario, New York.

The 21-year-old's body was spotted by a fisherman around 200 yards from a coast guard station on Monday, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. 

The family, from Fairfield, Connecticut, have owned a five-bedroom vacation house near the area he went missing since 1999.  

They described Max, a third-year photography student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as 'very comfortable' there. 

They released a statement after they heard his body had been found.

It read: 'We knew this day would come, and we are relieved that it has. 

'But it is merely the postscript to our sad story. 

'We have mourned Max from the night that the Rochester police called to tell us he was missing. 

'There was no other plausible solution to the puzzle he left behind. Now we must get on with living with this hole in our lives.' 

Max was last seen by a member of the public at Charlotte Pier. When he did not return to his car, a bronze 2004 Acura SUV, the passerby called the police. 

Since he went missing, his family have said he loved the destination, had a sweet tooth, loved anime, Japanese comics and short animation. 

In a eulogy seen by the Democrat and Chronicle, paid tribute his son.

It read: 'Death cannot take away the love we continue to have for our son and the love that our daughters have for their brother. 

The 21-year-old is the son of senior ESPN writer Ivan Maisel (right speaking in February) thanked the Rochester community in a statement and paid tribute to the 'sensitive, caring young man'

The 21-year-old is the son of senior ESPN writer Ivan Maisel (right speaking in February) thanked the Rochester community in a statement and paid tribute to the 'sensitive, caring young man'

 
The family (above in February) admitted they were relieved his body had been found and had mourned their son since the day he was reported missing 

The family (above in February) admitted they were relieved his body had been found and had mourned their son since the day he was reported missing 

'Death will not rob us of that. We have our memories of a sweet boy who grew into a sensitive, caring young man. We have his photography, a record of the talent he had just begun to develop. 

'We have the care and concern of family and friends in our home of Fairfield, CT, and across the country.

'Here again, we must say thanks to the people of Rochester and Monroe County, who took our devastating news and made it their own. Whatever gratitude we express here is wholly inadequate.

'And we have said how desperately we miss him. That will not go away.'

RIT released a statement on Monday which said: 'Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Max's family and friends. We take comfort that there is now some closure for them and they will be able to bring Max home.' 

The police and coroner have yet to release a cause of death. 

His parents made the 370-mile drive from Fairfield, Connecticut, to help police with the search when he went missing. They have a vacation home in the area (scene pictured in February)

His parents made the 370-mile drive from Fairfield, Connecticut, to help police with the search when he went missing. They have a vacation home in the area (scene pictured in February)

Rochester Police and the coroner have not released a cause of death 

Rochester Police and the coroner have not released a cause of death 

 
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