The bodies of three individuals were pulled out of Chicago’s waterways over the past two days, according to law enforcement, and one has been identified.
As ABC 7 reported Sunday:
The Chicago Police Department said its marine unit recovered a body on from Lake Michigan on the Near South Side. The unidentified man was found unresponsive and pronounced dead in the 3000 block of South Fort Dearborn Drive. Detectives are conducting a death investigation, pending autopsy results.
In March, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) attended a town hall meeting to address more safety plans her administration was implementing, NBC Chicago reported.
Lightfoot, who is gearing up for a 2023 campaign that will apparently focus on crime and safety problems, claimed meetings such as that one were not a “stunt” but part of efforts to resolve the issues.
Meanwhile, fourteen individuals were shot, one fatally, on Friday into Sunday in Lightfoot’s Chicago, according to Breitbart News.
“2021 was the deadliest year Chicago has witnessed in a quarter of century. The Hill pointed out Chicago police confirmed the city witnessed 797 homicides during the course of 2021,” the article read.
Per the ABC report, two bodies were recovered from different areas of the Chicago River on Saturday, law enforcement said:
A woman’s body was discovered in the water around 11:40 a.m. in the 100 block of North Riverside Plaza in the city’s West Loop neighborhood, police said. The CPD Marine Unit pulled the body from the water and she was pronounced dead at the scene. About 30 minutes later, another female body was found unresponsive in the water in the 2800 block of South Eleanor Street in Bridgeport, police said. She was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities identified the second woman as 80-year-old Yuet Tsang.
Officials did not report both Chicago River scenes as being connected, and “Detectives are conducting a death investigation, pending autopsy results, officials said,” the report concluded.