Homicide

NY kayaker's body found in Hudson River; fiancee charged with killing him, claiming accident

FILE - In a Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, Angelika Graswald, right, stands in court with Michael Archer a forensic scientist, as her attorneys ask for bail and to unseal the indictment against her during a hearing, in Goshen, N.Y.  Prosecutors said Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that the body of missing kayaker Vincent Viafore was found Saturday, May 23, 2015, three weeks after his fiancee, Graswald, was charged with killing him by tampering with his boat on an outing to a scenic island in the Hudson River, N.Y. (Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP, Pool, File)

FILE - In a Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, Angelika Graswald, right, stands in court with Michael Archer a forensic scientist, as her attorneys ask for bail and to unseal the indictment against her during a hearing, in Goshen, N.Y. Prosecutors said Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that the body of missing kayaker Vincent Viafore was found Saturday, May 23, 2015, three weeks after his fiancee, Graswald, was charged with killing him by tampering with his boat on an outing to a scenic island in the Hudson River, N.Y. (Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

A missing kayaker's body has been found in the Hudson River after his fiancee was charged with killing him during an outing to a scenic island.

The body was found in the water Saturday near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Authorities said Tuesday it has been identified as that of 46-year-old Vincent Viafore.

He vanished April 19 near Bannerman Island, 50 miles north of New York City. His 35-year-old fiancee Angelika (AN'-jehl-ee-kuh) Graswald reported he accidentally capsized and she was unable to save him.

Graswald was charged with murder less than two weeks later. Orange County prosecutors say she admitted tampering with his kayak to cause his death.

Graswald's lawyer has said he's skeptical about the statements the Latvian native allegedly made.