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Police Find Bloody Clothing at Luxury N.Y.C. Apartment Where Man Vanished: Reports

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Police suspect foul play after a Connecticut man vanished over the weekend during a visit to New York City with friends, according to multiple reports.

Joey Comunale, 26, was last seen on surveillance video entering the Grand Sutton, a luxury apartment building in Manhattan, early Sunday morning, according to NBC New York. He has not been seen since, and his father later reported him missing.

N.Y.C. police investigators have found bloody clothing and sheets and a luggage cart with blood on it at the apartment building, according to NBC. The bedding and clothing were found outside the building, where Comunale was planning to attend a party, CBS New York reports.

According to CBS, police are further probing a report of a man dragging a suspicious trash bag from a building where Comunale visited.

“Joey is an amazing hockey player and teammate from an incredibly close and loving family,” a friend of Comunale’s told NBC. “We are hopeful that he will be returned home to those that love him the most.”

(Neither Comunale’s family nor the police could immediately be reached by PEOPLE. His family declined to comment to CBS or NBC.)

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The Hofstra University graduate was last seen by his family on Saturday when he told them he was heading to the city, according to CBS.

Search dogs were brought in to help with the search on Tuesday, according to CBS. Comunale was at the building for a party, according to multiple reports.

One resident told the station, “It’s a very, very normal building and very, very nice people in general that live there, so I’ve never heard of any issues of this kind.”

A man who lived in the apartment building has been taken into custody, but reports conflict on his status or connection with the case: The Associated Press reports a building resident was arrested Monday on an unrelated charge, while NBC reports the man’s arrest is likely in connection with the case.

However, CBS reports the man was only being questioned Tuesday night by police.