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Published on April 16, 2024
Man Found Dead on Lake Michigan Shore Near North Avenue Beach in ChicagoSource: Chicago Police Department

A grim discovery was made on the shores of Lake Michigan Tuesday morning as police reported that a man's body was found washed ashore near North Avenue Beach. According to the WLS, Chicago police responded to a call around 6 a.m. in the vicinity of the 1900 block of North Lake Shore Drive where the body was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased, who marine unit officers speculate could be a man in his 40s, was found between the sand and the water closer to shore, per an officer's statement obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The time of death, nor the duration of the man's remains have been lingering in the lake were not known immediately, but the body was recovered at about 6:35 a.m.

As the community awaits answers, the man's identity remains unpublicized until his family is notified and an autopsy is scheduled to ascertain the circumstances leading to his death. The Chicago Police Department's Area 3 detectives are currently handling the investigation, trying to piece together the events that culminated in the tragedy.

With limited information released, neighbors and onlookers are left in an unsettling state of conjecture, while the police withhold further details pending investigation. No other information was immediately provided, as noted by authorities. However, the expectation is that forthcoming autopsy results will shed light on the mystery surrounding the man’s sudden appearance on the city’s waterfront.