Body Found on Metra Car in South Side Repair Yard Identified as Missing Tourist

A spokesperson for the family of a tourist who went missing while visiting Chicago over the weekend has confirmed the 26-year-old’s body was found on top of a rail car Tuesday afternoon in the West Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side.

Ademola Owolana, 26, was last seen at Club Low Key in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood around 4 a.m. Saturday. He had went out with friends Friday to the nightclub at East 117th Street and South Michigan Avenue and never made it back to his relatives’ Glenwood home, according to police.

A body was found around 2:30 p.m. on an old decommissioned car on a storage track in the Kensington Yard maintenance facility near 123rd and Indiana, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.

Although power was shut off to allow emergency crews to remove the body, there were no delays, Reile said. The trains are not attached to power lines, but the lines are always energized even when car is not drawing power.

A spokesman for the family confirmed that the man found dead at the facility is Owolana. He was without his phone and passport when he vanished, and was only carrying cash, friends said.

The building is not a public facility and the body was found in a fenced yard, Reile added. The car that was involved hasn’t been in service for at least 10 days.

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