A body recovered from a quarry Friday afternoon in west suburban Elmhurst has been identified as a man reported missing a week earlier.
About 12:40 p.m., investigators recovered the body from the bottom of a quarry at West Avenue and First Street, according to Elmhurst police.
The man was identified through dental records Sunday as 24-year-old Justin Antony, according to the DuPage County coroner’s office.
Antony, an Elmhurst resident, had been reported missing and endangered on April 14, according to police and the coroner’s office. His cause and manner of death are pending toxicology and autopsy results.
"We are devastated by the passing of Justin Antony, who left us far too early at the age of 24. He was a loving son, a supportive brother and a caring friend," Antony's family said in a statement. "No words can capture our grief."
A private funeral service is scheduled to be held Wednesday.
"We wish to thank the Elmhurst Police Department for leading the efforts to find Justin, the thousands who shared our pleas to find him on social media, the hundreds from our community and across the Chicago region who volunteered their time to help us and the community leaders who went out of their way to offer help and support," the statement read. "We also thank the media outlets that helped to publicize our search efforts. We ask for privacy at this time of mourning."