Joshua Redfield’s mother speaks with News 8 on how the family is coping with the loss of her son

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Joann Pecora, the Mother of Joshua Redfield, said she’s heartbroken after learning that her son was found dead in Spencerport along the Erie Canal. 

“Some walkers-by happen to see, and they called the police. They recovered a body and had his ID in it and he had that Spencerport Sweat suit that I knew he was wearing,” said Pecora. 

In early December, Redfield left the house and told his mother that he was going out to visit his sister. But after not hearing anything from him for more than 24-hours, Pecora called Ogden Police. From then on, family and friends were anxious about his whereabouts. 

“A lot of us just kind of hoped and put it in our minds that he just needed to get away and went somewhere warm and was just kind of being under the radar,” said Pecora. 

Nearly two months went by until Police confirmed that his body was found a long the Erie Canal, just blocks away from where he lives. Pecora said she’s balancing the grief with positive memories. 

“Josh was the kid that came in and do anything for you. He would hold the door for you, if you’re trash was overflowing he would take it out without being asked,” said Pecora. 

Redfield leaves behind eight siblings and many friends. Pecora said his love and caring personality is what they will remember the most. 

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