Missing Nigerian medical student found in Lake Michigan

The reports reveal that the body of Ambrose Monye, 28, who had been a fourth-year medical student at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, had been pulled out of Lake Michigan near Promontory Point Park on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Monye Ambrose

The reports reveal that the body of Ambrose Monye, 28, who had been a fourth-year medical student at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, had been pulled out of Lake Michigan near Promontory Point Park on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Monye who had been on a two-year rotation at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Centre in Chicago, had last been seen on April 21, 2016, walking towards the University of Chicago's John Crerar Library, a medical research library at 5730 S. Ellis Avenue.

Reports reveal that family members had described Monye’s disappearance as strange considering the fact that he had been preparing for his graduation in a few weeks.

His younger brother, Joseph Ambrose, had revealed during an interview with Dateline NBC prior to Monye's discovery, that the lights in Monye's apartment had all been on, and the refrigerator fully stocked with groceries when the police had checked on him after he had been reported missing.

"He’s just four weeks from his goal. His tickets to graduation are already bought for the ceremony. He ordered his cap and gown and everything.

"I still have hope that my brother is out there, but it’s hard to be optimistic since it’s been so long.

“He frequents the coffee shops in the Hyde Park neighborhood.”

Chicago Police Department spokeswoman, Officer Laura Amezaga tells NewsOne On May 8, 2016, that a body had been discovered at 5400 S. Lake Shore Drive, adding that it had taken a few days before the body had been identified as that of Monye.

"He has been identified and now it’s a death investigation. It’s an investigation to determine the cause of the death."

Trainor reveals that it is unclear if there has been any foul play or any clear timing as to when Monye's body had entered the lake, but proof of foul play will turn the case into a homicide investigation.

May his soul rest in peace.

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