Body found in Lake Michigan is missing student, according to Loyola University

Thu. July 4, 2013 1:49 PM by News Staff

flyers posted in boystown

Christopher Evans went missing early Sunday morning after a pride event

Chicago, IL - A body recovered from Lake Michigan at Belmont Harbor on the North Side Thursday morning is Christopher Evans, according to Loyola University. 

The body was recovered by Chicago police around 9 a.m. and authorities had tentatively identified it as Evans, who was a part-time graduate student at Loyola.

They 25-year-old was last seen leaving a pride event at Roscoe's, 3356 N. Halsted St., around 1:30 a.m. on Sun., June 30. Evans walked east on W. Roscoe St. after he became nervous and left the bar alone, according to friends.

His car was later found by friends on Monday parked near the intersection of Broadway and Cornelia Ave, not far from Belmont Harbor. 

Loyola University police arrived on the scene at the harbor Thursday morning, but did not talk to reporters. Chicago police later canceled a missing persons alert for Evans at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Loyola spokeswoman Maeve Kiley said campus security was informed by Chicago police that the identity had been confirmed.

Friends and family were passing out flyers in the Boystown neighborhood on Wednesday and early Thursday morning. Evans' family had offered a $2,000 reward earlier Thursday. 

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Chicago police detectives at 312-747-5789.