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    IL - Kevin Narko, 52, Chicago, 30 Jan 2017

    Kevin Narko was last seen Monday at 7 p.m. near the lakefront between North and Fullerton avenues. He is described as a white man standing 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes.

    He was last seen wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with the word “Yale”on the front, dark jogging pants and bright green shoes.



    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...131-story.html

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    Biglaw partner for 15 years, so he must have been fairly well off. I actually worked at the same place as he did at the same time, but don't recall ever meeting him.

    This time of year, the running paths by the lake can get pretty desolate at night. Whatever happened, it may not be that easy to find witnesses.

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    There are some posts online stating they think his profession may have gotten him into trouble. It is a thought. However, it appears that he was more into the business side of things (civil/class action). So, not really sounding like that would be the case. It is strange though that someone would go jogging in the "evening". Jogging anywhere in the dark is risky, but Chicago????
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    I live in Chicago, and indeed used to live right off North Avenue Beach. That particular area is where many of the wealthy in the city live; it's beautiful, and relatively safe even at night since police patrol there constantly. As you get closer to Fullerton Avenue, if there are high waves on the lake one could easily be swept into it along that particular path - and, there is virtually no way to get back out since it's a literal wall, not a sandy area. This time of the year when the water is 35 degrees you'd last less than a minute before passing out and then dying from hypothermia. But, there's not that many other places to disappear around that area other than into the lake or the Lincoln Park Lagoon. The woods are sparse this time of year, and the area is so incredibly popular with joggers, cyclists, walkers, etc that a body in the woods would easily be seen.
    "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" Job 38:4,7

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodles1211 View Post
    There are some posts online stating they think his profession may have gotten him into trouble. It is a thought. However, it appears that he was more into the business side of things (civil/class action). So, not really sounding like that would be the case. It is strange though that someone would go jogging in the "evening". Jogging anywhere in the dark is risky, but Chicago????
    It looks like Kevin left biglaw about 5 years ago and started his own firm. I can't really find much about what kind of work he was doing with his firm. He doesn't seem to even have had a website. Which by itself is odd if his practice was at all active. He would have easily had enough money to retire based on his previous career though.

    I walk around by the lake by myself at night in Chicago frequently, and never really feel unsafe. It can feel a bit isolated during the winter though. But by itself, jogging by the lake along north avenue beach at night is not a particularly risky activity.

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    now says ....

    last seen about 7:20 p.m. jogging near the lake at North Avenue Beach in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive. He has a medical condition and may be in need of medication.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/...-lincoln-park/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hec60504 View Post
    I live in Chicago, and indeed used to live right off North Avenue Beach. That particular area is where many of the wealthy in the city live; it's beautiful, and relatively safe even at night since police patrol there constantly. As you get closer to Fullerton Avenue, if there are high waves on the lake one could easily be swept into it along that particular path - and, there is virtually no way to get back out since it's a literal wall, not a sandy area. This time of the year when the water is 35 degrees you'd last less than a minute before passing out and then dying from hypothermia. But, there's not that many other places to disappear around that area other than into the lake or the Lincoln Park Lagoon. The woods are sparse this time of year, and the area is so incredibly popular with joggers, cyclists, walkers, etc that a body in the woods would easily be seen.
    If he somehow ended up in the lake, I wonder how long it would typically take them to find the body. They apparently did a few days searching without uncovering anything.


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    Can't find any updates.

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    Found this posted at http://www.ignatius.org/about/school-news :

    Please Help Support the Narko Family

    Kevin Narko, father of Brendan ’16, went missing on January 30, 2017 while jogging near North Avenue Beach. Narko is 6 feet tall and about 175 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen between North Avenue Beach and Fullerton avenues near the lake wearing a navy "Yale" sweatshirt, dark jogging pants and bright green running shoes.

    Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 312-747-8380.

    Fish Fry Proceeds Will Go to the Narko Family
    The Narko family are members of St. Clement Parish. Proceeds from the parish’s fish fry on March 3 will go to the Narko family and our school community is encouraged to attend. Please see the fish fry advertisement below.

    MAJOR AREAS OF NEED


    Care for Special Needs Son

    Beginning in early March, the Narko family will be looking to hire someone with special needs experience to help care for their special needs son who is 20 years old. Saturdays & Sundays from 7am-9:30pm. Please contact Maggie Hanley at 773-281-0371 or mhanley@clement.org if you or someone you know can help.

    Transportation
    Mrs. Narko suffers from multiple sclerosis and cannot drive. We are looking to create a group of contacts that she could call upon if she needs to be driven somewhere. Please contact Maggie Hanley at 773-281-0371 or mhanley@clement.org if you or someone you know can help.

    Internship in Chicago for Brendan ’16
    Brenden Narko ’16 is a freshman in college and is hoping to find a summer internship in Chicago, so he can be here to support his family. We are looking for leads on internships in the areas of history, human rights, international relations, etc. Any connections or leads at Chicago museums, historical societies, etc. would be appreciated. Please contact Maggie Hanley at 773-281-0371 or mhanley@clement.org if you or someone you know can help.

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    "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" Job 38:4,7

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    Still not found. Apparently Kevin was jogging with his son when Kevin started feeling ill. Kevin sent his son for help and was never seen again. I imagine he ended up in the water, although it's hard to see how somebody goes from feeling ill to falling in the lake.

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    body pulled from Lake Michigan on the North Side on Monday morning has been identified as a missing Lincoln Park man.
    He has been identified as 52-year-old Kevin Narko of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://abc7chicago.com/news/body-pul...k-man/1803594/

    Deseased

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