Missing Man Found Deceased, Search Called Off

(VitalNews.org) – The search for a 26-year-old Chicago man who went missing after attending a rock concert on Monday, June 12th, has tragically concluded with the recovery of his body. Noah Enos, a restaurant worker who also worked as a graphic designer for a company making T-shirts, went to see an Australian rock band at the Salt Shed venue with a co-worker who lost sight of him while at the show and was unable to get in contact with him.

The colleague then left the venue without Enos, whose phone appeared to have stopped working at around 10 pm, after having been in contact with friends and family earlier in the evening through the messaging app Snapchat. Enos was seen by surveillance cameras at approximately 9.30 pm, making conversation with fellow attendees of the show before leaving the venue and walking along Elston Avenue, heading north. 

His girlfriend, Nicola Wijs, expected him home that night. Their apartment was only a quick walk away from the venue and she became increasingly worried throughout the night, reporting him as missing and even going to the venue herself at 4 am to try to find him. 

Sadly, the police search of the local area confirmed her worst fears, as he was found dead on Saturday, June 17th. His body was recovered from the Chicago River, near North Elston Avenue. No cause of death has yet been revealed, but an autopsy has been scheduled and detectives are investigating the man’s unexpected death, appealing for anybody with information to share it.

The family of Noah Enos had previously set up a page on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to pay for a private detective in their own search for the missing man. They have since thanked the dozens of people who offered prayers and financial donations in support of the family’s goal. Enos’s family has vowed to keep up their own investigation in order to find out the truth of what happened to him on that night.

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