Person found dead in Crystal Lake identified as missing 18-year-old
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — A dead body found in Canterbury Park in Crystal Lake Monday afternoon has been identified as an 18-year-old who had been reported missing last week, the McHenry County coroner’s office announced Tuesday morning.
Coroner Anne Majewski identified the person as Adrian Salazar of Crystal Lake, according to a news release.
An autopsy will be conducted later Tuesday, according to the release.
Authorities were dispatched to the park, which is adjacent to Canterbury Elementary School, about 4:15 p.m. in response to a report of “a subject reported to be on the ground, with a firearm observed nearby,” police said in a news release.
Police said there was “no indication of concern for public safety” and that no students at Canterbury were injured.
Police had said Salazar, a student at Crystal Lake Central High School, voluntarily left his home the evening of March 1 and was “despondent.”
–Story by Chicago Tribune reporter Amanda Marrazzo