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Body Of Medical Student Missing Since April Found In Lake Michigan

By Emma G. Gallegos in News on May 12, 2016 7:13PM

Ambrose Monye (Courtesy of family)

Ambrose Monye (Chicago Police Department)
The body of a man pulled from Lake Michigan this week was identified today as medical student who has been missing for nearly a month.

The body of Ambrose Monye, 28, was found Sunday afternoon near the 5400 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Cook County medical examiner's officer told the Tribune that an autopsy performed Monday was inconclusive about how Monye died.

Monye was a medical student in Guadalajara, Mexico who had been performing clinical rotations at Jackson Park Hospital. He was last seen on April 21 at the University of Chicago's Crerar medical library, according to ABC7. The Tribune says police had later received a report that he was spotted around 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue the following day.

The case has been baffling to friends and family. Classmates said that he spent most of his time at the hospital, his apartment or the gym, according to ABC 7.

His brother Joseph Monye, also a medical student at the same school, had recently received career advice from his older brother. Ambrose was getting ready to graduate next month, and he had purchased his ticket back to school.

"He was excited for graduation," Joseph Monye told the Tribune. "There was no reason to think anything was going on."