Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Missing Mail Carrier's Body Found By Montrose Beach, Chicago

March 3, 2010 - For weeks, his face was seen on "Missing" flyers taped to phone poles and lamp posts. The search for mail carrier Richard J. Wieting ended tragically on Tuesday, March 2, when his body was found floating in Lake Michigan on Chicago's north side late in the afternoon. He went missing from Hanover Park on Tuesday, January 19. According to WBBM 780 AM, Wieting's body was discovered in the water and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was conducted this morning but the cause of death was not released. Where, Exactly, Was His Body Found? Although WBBM reports that his body was found "at Montrose Beach near West Leland Avenue and Lake Michigan," a press release from the Village of Hanover Park says that his body was pulled "from Montrose Harbor." Leland Avenue and Lake Michigan is quite a distance from Montrose Harbor. It's six blocks, or roughly a quarter of a mile. Montrose Harbor is just south of Montrose Avenue. On January 24, Fox News reported that Wieitng's daughter said his 2007 PT Cruiser was found near Foster Avenue Beach, which is the first beach north of Montrose Beach. Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed