A body pulled from Lake Michigan may be that of a 20-year-old University of Chicago student missing since last week, according to a family spokesman.
“We believe this might be the young man,” said Andrew Holmes, a spokesman for the family of Austin Hudson-Lapore who disappeared near the lakefront last Wednesday.
The recovery happened around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday at 3900 S. Lake Shore Drive.
So far, police will only confirm someone was found in the water.
They have not said whether it could be a University of Chicago student who has been missing for a week.
The family of Hudson-Lapore flew to Chicago from their home in New Mexico to look for him.
Tuesday, a cadaver dog and his handler joined in the search.
A previous police search of the lakefront turned up no signs of him.
This is a developing story – check back for details.
The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report