Family remembers U of C student; autopsy today

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The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office will do an autopsy today to determine the cause of death of a University of Chicago student whose body was found in Lake Michigan.

A man fishing near 39th and Lake Shore Drive spotted the body of Austin Hudson-Lapore in the water, Wednesday morning.

The student had been missing for a week.

It’s not clear what happened, but his family said he likely went to the lakefront to watch storms that were approaching Chicago.

Today, his family remembered Austin as they thanked his friends and supporters.

Austin’s family was joined this morning at a news conference with University of Chicago Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services Karen Warren Coleman.

Coleman said university counseling services are available to everyone impacted by his death.

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