Polish Artist's Remains Still Missing

Daughter submitted DNA to help ID remains if found

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    Chicago's Wojciech Seweryn died in the Russian plane crash.

    The body of Chicago artist Wojciech Seweryn, who along with the Polish president and 94 others died in a horrific plane crash over Russia Saturday, still has not been recovered from among the wreckage, according to Chicago Breaking News.

    Seweryn was a driving force behind a sculpture in Niles that commemorates the Katyn massacre, when thousands of Poles were slain by Soviet Secret Police.

    The group was headed to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre.

    The Niles sculpture was covered in candles, flowers and messages Sunday night.

    Video Vault: Seweryn on Katyn Massacre (1989)

    [CHI] Video Vault: Seweryn on Katyn Massacre (1989)
    In 1989, sculptor Wojciech Seweryn was among those who spoke with NBC5 about the Katyn Massacre.

    One reads simply: "Never Forgotten."

    The sculptor's daughter, Anna Wojtowicz, lives in Mt. Prospect. On Sunday morning, she spoke with her mother, who traveled to Poland with Seweryn for the Katyn ceremony.

    Another of Swewryn’s daughters, who lives in Poland donated DNA to help identify Wojciech’s body if his remains are found.
    He is expected to be buried in Poland.

    Seweryn's wife did not get on the ill-fated flight. Instead, she was visiting family when the plane went down. But when she saw video of the plane crash Saturday, she immediately knew it was the plane her husband, the president and all the dignitaries were on, Wojtowicz said.