The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, September 18, 2022 provided additional information regarding the investigation of a body found near the Lake Michigan shoreline about 5:10 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022.
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Forest Preserve Police Detectives and Lake County Task Force Investigators continue to investigate this incident, and a preliminary investigation indicates that the victim, a 45 year-old man who lives near the Lake Michigan shoreline, went outside to speak with individuals who were being loud on the lakeshore shortly after 1:00 a.m. on September 17, 2022. After making contact with the individuals, a violent confrontation ensued, resulting in the death of the 45-year-old man.
The two others involved in the confrontation, a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, both sustained injuries in the confrontation. Both men were hospitalized for their injuries and both are speaking with investigators.
Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve hours on every day of the week are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Highland Park Police were dispatched about 5:10 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022 to the block of 0-99 Cliff Road, Highland Park, for a report of an unconscious person on Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Highland Park Police responded and located a deceased adult male.
Officials determined the location of the incident was at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, located at 117 Sheridan Road in unincorporated Lake Forest. Lake County Forest Preserve Police responded and are taking lead in the death investigation.
Lake County Forest Preserve Police requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, due to injuries located on the man’s body. Lake County Forest Preserve Police and Lake County Major Crime Task Force investigators are actively investigating the incident.
There are no indications there is a threat to the community, according to a Lake County Major Crime Task Force statement Saturday morning.
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