Body pulled from lake ID’d as 21-year-old missing man from Poland, last seen at River North bar


Chicago (WLS) — The body of a 21-year-old man from Poland who went missing after attending a Christmas party in River North over the weekend was recovered from Lake Michigan in Oak Street Beach early Wednesday morning, officials said.

Krzysztof Zubert was found unresponsive and pulled from the water at approximately 1:55 a.m., according to CPD and the Cook County Coroner’s Office. He was pronounced dead shortly after at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Area 3 detectives are investigating.

Zubert was working in the Chicago area when he went missing over the weekend.

He was last seen Saturday night at Howl at the Moon, a bar at 26 W. Hubbard St. in North River.

On Tuesday, some of his colleagues posted a flyer near the bar.

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Szubert worked in the IT department of Knapp Incorporated, a global technology company.

He has been in the US since November, working on a project in Joliet.

That’s where he was staying at the hotel.

On Saturday, he and dozens of colleagues boarded a party bus in downtown Chicago for the company’s Christmas party.

They ended up in Howl at the Moon. According to his colleagues, he disappeared from the bar around 9:30 p.m. and has not been seen since.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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