Body Of Missing Doctoral-Student Found In Harbor

In Lake Michigan, the body of a Northwestern University doctoral student who went missing after leaving a party in Chicago was found Tuesday evening.

A 25-year-old man, Peter Salvino, was reported missing after leaving a Lincoln Park party early Sunday morning.

Approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, Chicago Police confirmed that a body had been found in Diversey Harbor, near Salvino’s last phone call.

An autopsy is pending and no cause of death has been released by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Salvino was on FaceTime with a friend as he walked from the party to his apartment.

“Ok #wienersleuths, Peter Salvino is a regular at our store and is very well liked. This is so sad,” said The Wieners Circle. It is likely that he was last heard from Saturday night when he was at our store. Please retweet this and help his family find him..”

In a statement, the Salvino family said:

“We are both shattered and relieved to report that, earlier today, we found Peter during the marine search of Diversey Harbor. Throughout the last three days we have been overwhelmed by the support and assistance we’ve received from friends, family and local residents and businesses in our search for Peter. We are grateful beyond measure for their diligence, without which Peter may not have been found. At this time, our family appreciates the public affording us privacy as we process our grief over this devastating loss.”