2 Bodies Pulled From Lake Michigan Identified as Missing Men

The two bodies were recovered just after 9 a.m., police said

Two bodies pulled from Lake Michigan along with a submerged car early Tuesday have been identified as a pair of suburban men who went missing after leaving a Chicago nightclub over the weekend. 

The bodies of 22-year-old Joseph Ramos, of Franklin Park, and 21-year-old Antonio Lemon, of River Grove, were located near the DuSable Harbor in the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago police.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said investigators determined there was no foul play involved and "this was a horrific accident." 

"Car appears to lose control & drive into the lake at a high rate of speed," Guglielmi tweeted. "Our heartfelt condolensces to all those affected."

Detectives investigating a missing persons report had tracked a cell phone to that location, where camera footage at the scene showed a vehicle drive into the lake.

The two bodies were recovered just after 9 a.m., police said. A vehicle was then seen being lifted from the water shortly before 10 a.m. 

Police say Lemon and Ramos, who family members said is related to Hamilton star Jose Ramos, left a club in the 200 block of West Ontario Street in River North early Sunday and hadn't been seen since. 

Family members of Lemon, who they said goes by Tony, said a police officer friend told them that a city camera captured his car, a black or dark blue Dodge Avenger, driving through the area of LaSalle and Washington streets.

Family members of both men were at the harbor Tuesday morning, anxiously awaiting any developments. 

"I don't want it to be them but we want to know where they are," Ramos' aunt Elizabeth Bautista said. "We're worried sick. This knot in our throat feels like it's choking us because you know, he's my godson. I remember defending him when he was little and I can't do anything to help him other than be out here looking for him and I just want to know where he is."

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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