The body of a 17-year-old boy reported missing last weekend was found Friday morning submerged in a swampy area near Slocum Lake in Lake County, police said.
Abe Gonzalez of the 3200 block of Poplar Drive was initially reported missing by a family member on Nov. 2, according to police, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said it spent hundreds of man-hours on the search.
Police said Gonzalez was last seen on Nov. 1 at a gathering at a home in the 26700 block of North Morey Street in unincorporated Wauconda. He left the home on foot around midnight, police said, and was described as being highly intoxicated.
A search team of sheriff’s detectives and sheriff’s auxiliary deputies found Gonzalez's body at about 10:45 a.m. on Friday.
An autopsy was scheduled for late Friday afternoon. Police said there was no evidence at the scene indicating foul play, but investigators said they hoped to learn more from the autopsy.