A body tentatively identified as a Hudson Valley man who disappeared under suspicious circumstances last year was found Tuesday at his home in the town of Catskill, State Police said.

State Police said Tuesday that officers executed a search warrant at 124 Tool House Road as part of their investigation into Brandyn Dayne Foster who had been missing since January 2017. Foster last lived at the Tool House Road residence, police said.

Foster, who grew up in Woodstock, was a rap artist and son of renowned jazz drummer Al Foster.

"He was a wonderful son and exceptional father to his 10-year-son Jazzon. He helped all his friends. He was a great human being," said his mother, Bonnie Steinberg of Woodstock. She spoke Tuesday night by phone from New York City where she had just watched her husband perform at Lincoln Center with the Adam Birnbaum Trio.

"He loved his dad who played with all the great jazz innovators including Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and Stan Getz," Steinberg said.

She said she and her husband were thankful "for all the hard work that the investigators did to bring justice to Brandyn."

Foster was reported missing on Jan. 30, 2017 to the Woodstock Police Department in Ulster County. He was last seen four days earlier at 1:30 p.m., according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons database.


In October, State Police and search dogs combed over property at 126 Tool House Road. Investigators were digging at the scene and a few miles away at 139 Broome St., in the village of Catskill.

On Tuesday, troopers were again searching on Tool House Road. Police are continuing to investigate the matter, being assisted by the Greene County District Attorney's Office, Ulster County District Attorney's Office and FBI.

Greene County Coroner Richard Vigilo said an autopsy was being performed at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.