2 bodies pulled from submerged car identified as missing men

November 19, 2019 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bodies pulled from an auto found submerged in Lake Michigan have been identified as those of two men who disappeared after leaving a Chicago bar over the weekend.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday identified the victims as 22-year-old Joseph Ramos of Franklin Park and 21-year-old Antonio Lemon of River Grove. Authorities say the two men disappeared early Sunday.

Chicago police say detectives investigating the men’s disappearance tracked a pinging cellphone to a harbor near Chicago’s central business district. Surveillance video showed a vehicle driving into Lake Michigan.

Authorities say police pulled the victims’ bodies were pulled from the water early Tuesday, with the vehicle dragged out the lake an hour later.

The medical examiner’s office has scheduled autopsies for Wednesday to determine the cause of the men’s deaths.