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Body in Lake Identified as Missing Evanston Man

There are indications that he may be the Evanston resident who went missing last month.

Updated June 12:

Police have confirmed that the body pulled from the lake earlier this month was Corey Janczak, 29, who disappeared had been missing since May 18.

Original article June 3:

Evanston police recovered a body from Lake Michigan Saturday evening, which may belong to a missing Evanston man.

Corey Janczak, 29, has been missing since May 18. Evanston police said that property that was recovered with the body indicates that it may be Janczak.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death to be drowning, Evanston police said. There is no indication of foul play, though it will take several weeks to determine if the death was accidental or a suicide.

At the time Janczak went missing, police said he suffered from depression and made indications that he wanted to harm himself.

A final identification of the body is still pending.

Police received a call about a body in the water in the 2300 block of Campus Drive a little past 6 p.m. Saturday. While the recovery occurred during Northwestern’s Dillo Day festival, there is no connection between the two, police said.

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