The coroner’s office said the body of a white adult male was recovered from Lake Michigan in Waukegan Wednesday evening, one month after a U.S. Navy sailor went missing in the same area.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 7:11 p.m. Wednesday to the Waukegan North Harbor, 199 East Madison Street.
Emergency crews responded after someone spotted a body in the water near shore.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that crews recovered the body near the boat launch.
The body was a white adult male. The approximate age of the victim was not immediately known.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Thursday morning.
The body recovery comes just over a month after Seamus Gray, 21, went missing on March 18 after leaving a downtown Waukegan bar.
Surveillance footage showed Gray traveling eastward and he was later seen walking by himself along the edge of Lake Michigan at the Waukegan Harbor, Waukegan police said.
Gray is a U.S. Navy Fireman Recruit assigned to Surface Warfare Engineering School Command at Naval Station Great Lakes.
Waukegan police said last month that should Gray have gone into Lake Michigan, his body would not likely come up for a while due to the cold temperatures and cold water at the time.