The Goldman Sachs CEO issued a statement on the death of one of the company’s employees hours after the body of the 27-year-old senior analyst was pulled from a Brooklyn creek.
David Solomon spoke about John Castic’s death on Tuesday, describing him as “dedicated” and “motivated” and remarking that he was “shocked” by his sudden passing.
The firm’s senior analyst for a year, Castic disappeared on Sunday when he was last seen around 3 a.m. outside a Zeds Deas concert he had attended at Brooklyn Mirage Night Club in Bushwick, police told DailyMail.com.
His housemates grew concerned after he failed to return to their Lower Manhattan apartment the next day, leading to a frantic search across town. Less than a day later, Castic’s body was discovered floating in a creek about half a mile from Mirage – the second body found in the same body of water in just over a month.
Several hours after Castic’s body was discovered, the analyst’s former boss released a statement to pay tribute to him.
Goldman Sachs CEO has released a statement on the death of one of the company’s employees over the weekend – hours after the 27-year-old analyst’s body was pulled from a stream of Brooklyn and positively identified.
A senior analyst with the firm for a year, John Castic disappeared on Sunday – last seen around 3 a.m. on July 29 outside a concert he attended at Brooklyn Mirage Night Club. A search ensued, culminating in the disturbing discovery by cops of his corpse on Tuesday morning
“We are all shocked and saddened to learn of John’s tragic passing,” the 61-year-old CEO and former COO wrote of Castic.
“John was a dedicated and motivated member of our Controllers team, working closely with our Asset and Wealth Management business.
“Our hearts go out to his mother Dawn, his father Jeff and all his family at this very difficult time.
“John will be deeply missed by his Goldman Sachs family,” Solomon concluded.
Hours earlier, the sprawling search for the young financial worker – a 2020 DePaul University graduate – took a sad turn when his body was found floating in Newtown Creek by NYPD officers around 11 a.m.
Police were reportedly first on the scene around 11:30 a.m. and deployed a small raft to retrieve the body just before 1 p.m.
Emergency medical personnel immediately pronounced Castic dead after his body was pulled from the water.
A heavy police presence was seen in Newtown Creek near the Brooklyn Mirage on Tuesday morning
Several large NYPD vessels and rigid inflatable speedboats were seen in the water shortly after the body was discovered
Police confirmed the body was Castic several hours after it was discovered midday on Tuesday
“On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at approximately 11:09 a.m., police responded to a 911 call from a person assisted in Newtown Creek located near 1100 Grand Street, within the limits of 90 Precinct,” the doorman recalled. -say the NYPD. .
“Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified, unconscious male floating in the water. NYPD harbor units pulled the assisted man from the water.
“EMS also responded to the location and pronounced the man assisted deceased at the scene.”
At that time, officers were able to identify the body — which cops say had no injuries and is currently being analyzed by the city medical examiner.
“The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death,” cops told DailyMail.com of a scheduled autopsy.
Castic’s father, Jeffrey Castic, has since told the Daily News in a phone call that his family is “still processing” the discovery.
Castic is the second person in weeks to end up dead in the creek after witnessing Brooklyn Mirage just half a mile away.
Karl Clemente, 27, was found floating in the stream, five days after he and his friends tried to enter the club on June 11.
In both cases, a passerby spotted the body, with one noticing Castic floating in a section of the body of water called English Kills at 11:09 a.m. before calling the police.
Video surveillance showed Clemente walking to a nearby gas station, but there was no image of him inside – until he was filmed minutes later running down Metropolitan Avenue.
Castic was last seen around 3 a.m. on Sunday, and cops confirmed on Tuesday that his body had been discovered
Castic was born in Chicago and studied at DePaul University before moving to New York to work in finance.
The Chicago-born financier’s body was found about half a mile from where he was last seen
As of Tuesday, no deaths have been investigated because a murder, but both are still under investigation following the latest discovery by officers this morning.
About two years after graduating, he started working as a principal analyst at Goldman Sachs in August 2022.
He and his friends had gone to see a Canadian electronic duo the night he disappeared, with the last photo of him shared on social media showing him arriving at the Brooklyn Mirage at around 9pm on Saturday.
His friends say he left the scene at 2:30 a.m. and told them he planned to take an Uber back to his apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
His latest photo, shared by a friend, shows him arriving at their front door at 9 p.m., before heading to the concert on the outskirts of the Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods.
A person on Reddit claimed that there had been mobs of unlicensed taxi drivers prowling the area, and speculated that Castic might have gotten into one of their vehicles to try and get home.
Police initially declined to raise the alarm, they said, as he had no known mental health issues, but by Monday evening a detective had been assigned to the case.
Karl Clemente was last seen at the Brooklyn Mirage on June 11 and his body was found in a nearby creek on June 16. Police do not believe his death is suspicious, but are investigating.
Castic went to the Brooklyn Mirage on Saturday night to see a Canadian electronic duo
The venue is in the Williamsburg-Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn
On Tuesday, a group of his friends plan to meet outside the club and tour the area.
“One of my best friends, John Castic, disappeared after the Zeds Dead show Friday night in NYC,” Sara Kostecka wrote on Facebook Monday.
“Any information would be greatly appreciated, as well as sharing it with anyone in New York who may have seen it.”
Kostecka said Fox News Digital she has known Castic for seven years and that he has never been unapproachable.
Another friend, Jonah Shales, added that Castic’s phone died and hasn’t been turned on since.
“We are absolutely very worried about him,” Shales said. “No one has had contact with him.”
Separate inquests into the two deaths are still ongoing.