N.J. man Mordy Gelfand was found dead after disappearing for months
Michael “Mordy” Gelfand, 33, a New Jersey man, was found dead in the Mississippi River on Friday after disappearing in January during a business trip to New Orleans. According to local organizers Nathan Ginsbury, who led a search operation, he even offered a $10,000 reward
According to reports, the 33-year-old dad “perished in a tragic accident… while on a business trip to the city and was later confirmed to have been involved in a terrible mishap that cost him his life.”
“In his unassuming and quiet way, Mordy z”l was tremendous Baal chesed, an individual who was described as selfless, deeply empathetic, and willing to go the extra mile for another’s sake.”
His wife, Devorah, and four children survive him.
“He was found. There’s nothing more I can say,” Ginsbury stated. On Tuesday morning, Gelfand’s funeral was held in New Jersey.
According to reports, Gelfand went missing on Jan. 5 after informing his wife that he was travelling to New Orleans for a one-night business trip.
Later, He texted his wife to say he was on his way home, but he never arrived.
After all this time, nobody knew where he had been. The police have been looking for him but have not found any information about him.
On January 11th, his family filed a complaint. The New Orleans Police Department has been looking for him despite a $10,000 reward being offered. He was last spotted wearing a white T-shirt and a black sweatshirt near the Canal around Carondelet Street. They found his body from the Mississippi River after more than a month. The cause of death has not been revealed by the police. The family has remained silent about the issue.
Mordy Gelfand was a businessman who was living in Lakewood with his wife Devorah and four kids. The family said, “It gave us and continues to give us tremendous chizuk knowing that so many yidden cared for Mordy and were davening for his safe return home.”