CHICAGO (CBS) — Preliminary autopsy results show a missing teen whose body was found in swampy water died of drowning.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office performed the autopsy Friday afternoon and said there were no signs of foul play in Abe Gonzalez’s death. Toxicology results are pending.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Wave Of Downpours Coming Early Friday Morning
“We have been in close contact with Abe’s family and our deepest condolences go out to them during this difficult time,” said Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper in a press release. “This is truly a tragedy.”READ MORE: Frank Pietrangelo, Hero Of 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Says He Was Among Those Sexually Abused By Hockey Coach Tom 'Chico' Adrahtas
Gonzalez, a 17-year-old boy from northwest suburban Island Lake, was found at 10:45 a.m. Friday in a swampy area just southwest of Slocum Lake, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. A family member had reported he was missing Nov. 2.
Gonzalez had last been seen in unincorporated Wauconda around midnight Nov. 2, when he had left a gathering at a residence on foot and had been described as highly intoxicated, officials say.MORE NEWS: Shane Jason Woods Of Downstate Auburn, Illinois Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection
His body was found by a search party of sheriff’s detectives and sheriff’s auxiliary deputies.