Thursday, July 04, 2013

BODY RECOVERED: Christopher Evans, missing since Sunday, found in Belmont Harbor

Marine Unit officers bring Christopher Evans' body to a dock in Belmont Harbor this morning. Image: WGN-TV
The body of Christopher Evans, the 25-year-old man who went missing early Sunday morning after becoming uncharacteristically paranoid and running out of Roscoe's Tavern, was found this morning in Belmont Harbor.

Christopher's family has confirmed that the body recovered is that of their missing relative.

Our condolences go out to the Evans family.

As we reported in our initial story about Christopher's disappearance, since 2010, two other young men who disappeared in the Wrigleyville/Boystown area were eventually found dead in Belmont Harbor.

On May 1, 2010, 22-year-old Roosevelt University student Syed "Zain" Naqi disappeared after spending an evening with friends at Rebel Bar and Grille near Clark and Cornelia in Wrigleyville.

Then, on March 3 of last year, 28-year-old Philip Patnaude went missing after going out for a night of drinking with friends.

The three incidents are not related.

External Links
Chicago Sun-TimesBody found in Belmont Harbor; authorities mum on whether it’s missing man, 25
Chicago Tribune: Body in Belmont Harbor believed to be missing student


  1. Personally, I think there is a serial killer operating in the area who is killing people and dumping the bodies in the harbor.

  2. This whole story is very suspicious. The friends and family are not giving all the details. Something doesn't smell right.

    1. Nothing suspicious about it.
      "Straight ally" celebrating Gay Pride with his college frat buds at Spin, DS Tequilla Company, and Roscoe's gay bars.
      Became agitated and paranoid after ingesting a controlled substance and fled from the bar toward lake (Belmont Harbor).
      Either fell in or jumped in.
      End of story!

  3. Contrary to my personal beliefs in civil liberties, I have been thinking for years that police cameras should be placed along the lake covering the area between Diversey and Montrose harbours. This should put an end to crime along the lakefront, not to mention everything else going on at night. Not that I know first hand, but the broken bottles, condoms and occasional syringe one sees in the daytime tell the story.

  4. There's a police camera at Halsted & Aldine (?).
    Has it put an end to crime along there ?

  5. There are some police cameras along the lakefront. I doubt it was a serial killer although it is weird how so many bodies are appearing in Belmont Harbor. RIP Mr. Evans.

  6. Okay smart guy, would you rather have no video surveillance outside bars and businesses and on the street to document crimes? The Halsted St. residents who videotaped a stabbing a few years ago from their balcony helped to identify the offender and led to his arrest. How many other stabbings and assaults have been solved? I am disappointed that the blue light cameras are not used more effectively, but there's nothing stupid about having them. They city should broadcast the blue light cameras on the web and let citizens do some crowd-sourced sleuthing. More cameras, not fewer!

  7. I never said they are stupid, but the authorities that allegedly monitor them are stupid, and will render them useless. So I disagree with you that "this should put an end to crime along the lakefront".

    Rahm's City of Chicago is playing a massive con-game in hiding North Side crime from the spotlight, the 19th Pct commander and Prince Tom the Magnificant Alderman are his appliances, and obviously has the WCT, S-T, the Trib, and the local TV stations wrapped around his finger, or this chat room would not exist !

  8. I think all the bars should scan and record all the IDs of the patrons, like they do at the liqour store. If he was drugged it would narrow down the identity of the perp.