Family: Body recovered from Lake Michigan may be missing student

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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

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