Tuesday, March 19, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Christopher Guadarrama, 25, who has been missing since Jan. 11. | Submitted photo
The decomposed body recently pulled from Lake Michigan, near Grant Park in Chicago, on March 17 has been identified as a mentally disabled Maywood man who had been missing since Jan. 11.
Family and friends of Christopher Guadarrama, 25, had been searching for him since he was last seen at his home on the 600 block of N. 5th Ave. in Maywood two months ago.
Guadarrama’s relatives identified his body earlier this week, a friend of the family said. By Tuesday, Guadarrama’s relatives had created a GoFundMe account to help raise money for his funeral expenses.
During an interview in January, Maria Guadarrama, Christopher’s sister, said that he had left his Maywood home “without his backpack, cell phone or his medication, which he always has with him whenever he goes, anywhere. ” Guadarrama had schizophrenia, she said.
According to a CBS Chicago report, Chicago police responded to the scene in the 500 block of South Lake Shore Drive, where they located “an unresponsive individual in the water just after 4 p.m.” on Sunday.
In the family’s GoFundMe post, Guadarrama’s relatives said that there “are no words to explain the pain our family is going through.”
To access the GoFundMe account, click here. VFP
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