03-10-2009, 10:57 AM #1Inactive
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IL - Humboldt Park, Male body in lagoon, Mar'09
Body found in Humboldt Park Lagoon
March 6, 2009 9:46 AM |
Police investigate an area on the north side of the Humboldt Park Lagoon where the body was found. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)
A body was recovered in the Humboldt Park Lagoon this morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The body, an unidentified man believed to be in his 40s, was recovered by a firefighter and a paramedic about 8:15 a.m. The gender and age of the body were not immediately known.
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03-10-2009, 11:09 AM #2Inactive
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Humboldt park lagoon body parts..ever solved?
Detectives said Monday they believe human body parts found in the Humboldt Park lagoon on the Near Northwest Side are from a man whose torso was found in a dumpster last November.
The torso, discovered Nov. 25 in a dumpster at the rear of 4100 N. Sheridan, was missing the head, two hands and two feet - the same body parts found in the lagoon Sunday evening by two people in a paddle boat.
Police said they doubt the hands they found were put in the lagoon at the time the torso was placed in the dumpster.
Human body parts were found in three bags floating in the lagoon at Humboldt Park on Sunday, police said.
The body parts - a head, two arms and two feet - were believed to be the remains of one person, apparently a Hispanic male, police said.
Police said it was too early to make any connection with the serial killings by Jeffrey L. Dahmer, whose 17 victims included men he met in Chicago and lured to his Milwaukee apartment.
The bags were found around 6:50 p.m. Sunday by a person riding in a paddle boat. The person saw them floating in the east end of the lagoon at Humboldt Park.
A world-renowned forensic anthropologist has determined that body parts found nine months apart in North Side dumpsters and the Humboldt Park lagoon belonged to one man.
The unidentified man's head, hands and feet were discovered wrapped in a newspaper dated June 26, 1990, and sealed in plastic bags. The bags were found Aug. 4 in the Humboldt Park lagoon.
Last November, a man's legs, arms and torso were found in Dumpsters in the 4000 block of Sheridan and the 4000 block of Kenmore.
It wasn't until University of Oklahoma anthropologist Clyde Snow was called into the case that police learned that there was only one victim.
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03-10-2009, 02:46 PM #3
Missing males from IL around 1990:
Jerry Wolking -missing October 21, 1990
Patrick Taylor- missing Mar 26, 1986
01-29-2011, 04:20 PM #4
Link missing from the OP, here's one with the same info.
At 8:10 a.m. the [woman taking a walk] noticed the body of a Hispanic man who appeared to be 30-50 in the lagoon near 1401 N. Humboldt Dr., according to Shakespeare District police Capt. Marc Buslik.
She had walked past the same place Thursday morning but didn’t notice anything in the icy lagoon, but in Friday’s warmth, the ice had apparently melted and the body “came up,’’ according to the captain.
The man appeared to be homeless because he had several layers of clothing on, Buslik said. He did not have any signs of violence to his body and is considered a “John Doe.’’
It seems that there have been quite a few bodies found in this body of water. I couldn't find him in Namus or DN.
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