Missing 83-year-old Berwyn man found dead, police say


A beloved 83-year-old Berwyn man who went missing was found dead in North Riverside on Tuesday, Berwyn police said.

Jose G. Arevalo’s family has appealed to members of the public to help find a man who has been missing since last Thursday. Arevalo had Alzheimer’s disease and spoke only Spanish, the family told the Tribune this week.

Efforts to share information about Arevalo through the press, social media and leaflets have attracted the attention of thousands, Berwyn Police Chief Michael Cimagliah wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. He added that people and police searched and spread the information all over town and even into Chicago’s Little Village.

Arevalo was found dead on the 2100 block of Harlem Avenue in North Riverside around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

“The Berwyn Police Department appreciates the outpouring of support from the public and those who have called to provide information about Mr. Arevalo’s whereabouts,” Chimaglia wrote, sending condolences to the man’s family. expressed his intention.

Jose G. Arevalo of Berwyn, 83 years old.

Arevalo immigrated to the United States from Monterrey, Mexico, in 1974 and was married to Berta Ruiz for 49 years, the Tribune reported Monday. The couple had three children, her 11 grandchildren and her four great-grandchildren.

Although he was battling a series of health problems requiring medication, his wife regarded him as a joker, a dancer, always friendly with children, loving his large family and his He explained that he is a music lover who is loved by the community.

“He’s a great fellow,” Luis said in Spanish.

Granddaughter Gabriela Zaragoza told the Tribune earlier this week that when Arevalo was working as a mechanic in Little Village, teaching kids how to fix and take care of cars got them into trouble. He said he helped him not to.

“My grandfather is just a great guy. Just a big heart,” she said.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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