CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department’s Marine Unit recovered a body found in Lake Michigan Thursday near 31st Street Harbor.
The body was found along the shoreline at 10:45 a.m. Police said the body was that of a Black male between approximately the ages of 20 and 27.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Abel Osundairo, One Of Two Brothers Who Said He Was Paid To Help Stage Attack, Says Smollett 'Wanted Me To Fake Beat Him Up'
Further information on the recovery effort was not immediately available, but earlier this week, family and friends of 26-year-old Oribi Kontein were conducting a search for him at 31st Street Beach.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Partly Cloudy And Breezy Overnight
Kontein, who lives in Avondale on the Northwest Side, has been missing since Oct. 26, and his family and friends have said he was last seen that day crossing DuSable Lake Shore Drive on foot after parking his car at 31st Street Beach.MORE NEWS: South Side Football Team Heads To National Championship With Help From Donations
Police issued a missing person alert for Kontein on Oct. 30, asking anyone with information to call Area Five detectives at (312) 746-6554.