VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a southern New Jersey man who went missing nearly three months ago after leaving a poker party was found in a waterway near his home.

High school crew teams practicing on the bay in Ventnor spotted Kennedy Rios’ body around 4 p.m. Friday. Their coaches then notified authorities.

The 21-year-old Ventnor man was last seen in the early morning hours Jan. 8, when he left the party at a friend’s house and walked out into single-digit temperatures without a jacket, gloves, hat or his cellphone.

A state police boat soon arrived at the scene and removed Rios’ body from the water.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

More From CBS Philly

Latest Videos
Latest Forecast

Watch & Listen LIVE