A 64-year-old man who was found dead in Lake Michigan near Waukegan late last month has been publicly identified by the coroner’s office.
The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 2:40 p.m. December 26 to the area of Dockside Dogs, 46 East Madison Street in Waukegan.
A passerby called 911 reporting a possible body floating in Lake Michigan near the Waukegan Harbor.
Lake County Deputy Chief Coroner Stephen Newton told Lake and McHenry County Scanner his office responded to the scene.
Firefighters pulled the body from the water and determined the person was deceased.
Newton said the coroner’s office had to identify the body using fingerprints, which took a couple of days.
The body was identified as Adan Cantero, 64, of Park City.
Family members of Cantero were notified of his death early last week, Newton said.
An autopsy showed Cantero’s death was consistent with drowning.
No signs of trauma were found on his body. Toxicology results are still pending.
An obituary for Cantero said he was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and is survived by his three children.
“Adan’s family is left to mourn this heartbreak and will hold a private memorial at a later date,” the obituary said.