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Body found near Metra tracks by Bloomingdale Trail

(CHICAGO) A body of a man discovered near Metra tracks on Tuesday near the Bloomingdale Trail on the Northwest side was struck by a train, according to authorities.

A body was first reported by Metra dispatchers at 6:40 a.m. nearby the Bloomindale Trail Western Garden Trailhead in the 1800 block of North Lawndale Avenue, according to Metra and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was identified as 45-year-old Jesse Stevenson of the 1100 block of North Springfield, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday ruled he died of multiple blunt force injuries after being struck by a train. His death was ruled a suicide.

Metra trains on the Milwaukee District West, Milwaukee District North and North Central lines all use the tracks, as well as freight trains on the Canadian Pacific Railway, Metra said.

Video footage from trains reviewed by Metra police shows the body along the tracks as early as 12:30 a.m., according to Metra. However, investigators have found no evidence that Stevenson was struck by a Metra train.

Metra police are continuing to investigate.


Body found in Orland Park

(ORLAND PARK) A body was found Monday morning in southwest suburban Orland Park.

The body of a woman in her 30s was discovered in the parking lot of a forest preserve near 104th Avenue and Eagle Ridge Drive in Orland Park, according to Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but she has not been identified as of Monday afternoon.

There does not appear to be foul play, Ansari said.

Cook County sheriff’s police are conducting a death investigation.

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Body pulled from Montrose Harbor

(CHICAGO) Police pulled a man’s body out of Lake Michigan Wednesday evening in Montrose Harbor in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.

Police responded to a call of a body in the harbor near the 500 block of West Montrose Avenue about 4:30 p.m., according to Chicago Police.

The 35-year-old man was pulled out and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The medical examiner’s office withheld further information pending the notification of the man’s family.

Body of missing 21-year-old woman pulled from Lake Michigan

Jessica Suarez | Chicago Police

(CHICAGO) A body pulled from Lake Michigan near Navy Pier Saturday afternoon has been identified as a 21-year-old woman who was reported missing more than a month ago.

The Chicago Police Marine Unit responded to a call of a person in the water at 4:20 p.m. near the pier at 600 E. Grand Ave. and recovered the body of a female, according to Chicago Police.

She has since been identified as 21-year-old Jessica Suarez, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Suarez was reported missing after she left her home about 6 a.m. on Feb. 24 in the 6100 block of North Talman and never returned, according to police. Her car was later found unoccupied and parked at 5100 N. Simmons Dr. on the lakefront.

An autopsy did not immediately rule on Suarez’s cause and manner of death pending further investigation, according to the medical examiner’s office.