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6 months later, FBI joins search for missing Waukegan-based attorney Barry Boches

Barry Boches, 65, of Antioch.

It has been six months since well-known Waukegan attorney Barry Boches disappeared and the FBI has now joined the search as detectives have exhausted hundreds of leads.

Barry Boches, 65, of the 41600 block of North Pedersen Drive South in unincorporated Antioch, was reported missing by a relative on March 25.

Boches is a criminal defense lawyer with an office in the 400 block of Grand Avenue in Waukegan.

Boches was last seen at approximately 7 a.m. on March 24 and the last person who had telephone contact with him was at 11:55 p.m. March 24, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

Boches’ vehicle was located on a side street in Waukegan approximately two miles from his law office shortly after he went missing, Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner. The man was not in or around his vehicle.

Since Boches was reported missing, sheriff’s detectives have conducted a comprehensive investigation into his disappearance, Covelli said.

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Sheriff’s detectives have interviewed family members, friends and acquaintances of the man.

“While no physical evidence has been discovered of foul play, Boches’ disappearance has unusual characteristics,” Covelli said in March.

Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Friday that detectives have extensively investigated over 200 leads and continue to work on the case.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently agreed to provide technical support as the investigation continues.

Detectives know that Boches made contact with friends and acquaintances around the time he went missing.

Some of those who he contacted felt the conversations were “concerning and Boches might be in some sort of danger,” Covelli said.

Boches was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with red lettering. He is 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, and has hazel colored eyes and brown hair.

Anyone who might have information is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-377-4000.


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