Chicago: Missing doctoral student in Lincoln Park accidentally drowned, coroner says


CHICAGO — Northwestern University PhD student Peter Salvino was found dead in Diversey Harbor after going missing around Christmas time.

Salvino, 25, left a party at Block 2400 on North Geneva Terrace around midnight on Dec. 18 and told his friends on FaceTime that he was walking to a nearby house, according to Chicago police. I was. He never returned home, and police said his phone last rang near Diversey Harbor about 30 minutes after he left the party.

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family and friends started a search, posted a flyer and generated extensive media coverage when searching for Salvino.Chicago Police Recover Body from Diversea Harbor December 20th.

In a newly released investigation, the coroner ruled Salvino’s death to be an accidental drowning. The office said ethanol poisoning contributed to his death.

Salvino attended an interdepartmental neuroscience doctoral program at Northwestern University after majoring in electrical engineering and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University.

“He worked with others to understand how neural circuits across many brain regions interact to support decision-making,” the school said. news release“Salvino is described by his colleagues as effortlessly gifted, kind, humble and generous with his time and intelligence.”

Dr. Lucas Pinto, with whom Salvino studied at Northwestern, said: My grief is immeasurable. But I am grateful to have known him, worked with him, and shared his contagious enthusiasm for science. We really miss you, Peter. “

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