Body reportedly found along Fort Sheridan shoreline
Local authorities discovered the dead body of an adult male early Saturday morning, Sept. 17, near Fort Sheridan Beach.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that because of injuries on the body, the Lake County Major Crime Task Force was called in to assist in the investigation.
Fort Sheridan Beach is part of the Lake County Forest Preserve in an unincorporated area of the county.
It is unclear at this time the manner or cause of death, and Lake County officials did not immediately return calls from The Record.
“There are no indications there is a threat to the community,” the statement reads.
According to the statement, Highland Park police responded at 5:10 a.m. Saturday to a call of an unconscious person at the shoreline near Cliff Road. First-responders found the body was located on the Forest Sheridan Forest Preserve in unincorporated Lake Forest.
The investigation reportedly was taken over by the Lake County Forest Preserve Police, which requested assistance from the county’s major crime task force.
Stay tuned to The Record as this story develops.
The Record is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community newsroom that relies on reader support to fuel its independent local journalism.
Subscribe to The Record to fund responsible news coverage for your community.
Already a subscriber? You can make a tax-deductible donation at any time.
Joe Coughlin is a co-founder and the editor in chief of The Record. He leads investigative reporting and reports on anything else needed. Joe has been recognized for his investigative reporting and sports reporting, feature writing and photojournalism. Follow Joe on Twitter @joec2319