Bodies of two missing Chicago men found in drown car in Lake Michigan
The search of two Chicago men missing since Sunday ended on Tuesday morning when their bodies were found in the car pulled from DuSable Harbor.
Two young men and close friends, 22-year-old Joseph Ramos and 21-year-old Antonio Lemon, were last seen at 2:49 a.m. Sunday when they left LITE Chicago, a River North nightclub.
Since they were last seen the family members and friends pleased the neighborhood to help them find the men by posting missing person fliers. They never lost a hope to discover what happened and what made them disappear. All means could be useful and the urgency went on social media.
My cousin, Joseph Ramos and his friend Antonio Lemon have been missing since Saturday. They were in a Navy blue or Black 2005 dodge avenger traveling from bucktown to river north. Neither have been in contact since Saturday despite multiple attempts. Please share!! Bring em home! pic.twitter.com/IT3aN76wXZ— bels???? (@isabellaymtz) November 18, 2019
“I just want to bring him home,” Ramos’ brother, Danny, told CBS 2’s Tara Molina on Monday night.
“We want to know where they are,” said Ramos’ godmother, Elizabeth Bautista. “We’re worried sick. There’s a knot in our throats. It feels like it’s choking us.”
According to CBS Chicago, a friend in the Police Department told the family the car Ramos and Lemon were in, a dark blue Dodge Avenger, was picked up on a city camera here at LaSalle and Washington streets right in the Loop. But the men were not seen again afterward.
The detectives investigating the disappearance of Ramos and Lemon could track a cell phone that brought them to DuSable Harbor. Police source also said that multiple pod cameras recorded a car rolling into Lake Michigan.
Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. the police Marine Unit pulled two bodies from inside the submerged car in DuSable Harbor, while family members of Joseph Ramos and Antonio Lemon gathered three blocks away at Monroe Harbor. An hour later, crews pulled the car from the lake near the empty boat docks. There are no barricades to keep a car from falling off.
The bodies were identified as those of Ramos and Lemon Tuesday afternoon by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
From the medical examiner’s office: the bodies of two young men pulled from a car in Lake Michigan have been identified. Joseph Ramos, 22; Antonio Lemon, 21. They had been missing since early Sunday morning. @cbschicago. pic.twitter.com/72Fv26a6zz— Jim Williams (@JimWilliamsCBS2) November 19, 2019
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Tuesday afternoon that investigators have determined there was no foul play in Ramos and Lemon’s deaths.
“(T)his was a horrific accident after car appears to lose control and drive into the lake at a high rate of speed,” he tweeted. “Our heartfelt condolences go to all those affected.”
Tragic update from this mornings sunken vehicle in Lake Michigan. Investigators determined there is no foul play & this was a horrific accident after car appears to lose control & drive into the lake at a high rate of speed. Our heartfelt condolences go to all those affected. pic.twitter.com/mjD9CCnnXV— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2019