Jay Ott, courtesy of BFA NYC

Very sad news today: the body of the Brooklyn designer, Jay Ott, was found in the New York Harbor early Thursday. Ott, 31, was last spotted exiting his home in Bushwick on March 24th. Since then, we’ve seen his missing person flyers all over the neighborhood, loyally posted by his friends, who never stopped searching.

According to the Daily News, the initial autopsy was “inconclusive.” Ott apparently suffered from anxiety and was just beginning his fashion career.

Our thoughts go out to Jay’s family and friends. I didn’t know him, but I think we should honor his memory with the above photograph, where he looks wonderfully happy.

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