‘A horrific accident:’ Police say missing men’s car lost control, plunged into lake

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Antonio “Tony” Lemon (left) and Joseph “Joey” Ramos

CHICAGO — The two bodies pulled from the DuSable Harbor Tuesday morning were identified as the missing men who were last seen at River North nightclub over the weekend.

The Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed the identities of Joseph “Joey” Ramos, 22, and Antonio “Tony” Lemon, 21.

Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Tuesday afternoon that no foul play was suspected and it was a “horrific accident.”  The car the men were in appeared to have lost control and went into Lake Michigan at a high rate of speed, according to Guglielmi.

Ramos and Lemon were last seen leaving LITE nightclub in the 200 block of West Ontario early Sunday. The men were driving a blue four-door Dodge Avenger with Illinois plate AQ54397.

A report of a vehicle in the DuSable Harbor came into police just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. According to police, authorities tracked a cell phone of one of the men to the DuSable Harbor area.

Officials said they found POD camera footage from Sunday, which shows a vehicle driving into Lake Michigan.

The family of the missing men spoke to the media earlier Tuesday morning.

“I don’t want it to be them, but we want to know where they are. We’re worried sick, there’s a knot in our throat that feels like it’s choking us,” said a very emotional family member.


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