UPDATE 6/19/13: The body of missing university student Austin Hudson-LaPore has been recovered from Lake Michigan today. It was spotted by a fisherman and police say it appears the deceased had been in the water for 'some time.' The cause and manner of Hudson-Lapore's death are still pending. (Original story and case details below and in the comment section.)
MISSING PERSON ALERT FOR CHICAGO ILLINOIS
Chicago University student Austin Hudson-LaPore, 20, has been missing since June 12, 2013 after stepping outside of his college residence that evening, presumably to observe the passing storms.
A severe-weather buff, the third year biochemistry major is believed to have walked a route that would take him to the nearby lake sometime between 8:30 and 10 PM.
He took his keys but no cellphone or wallet, and has not been seen or heard from since.
Concern for his welfare is mounting because, while the campus area where the youth resides in is generally considered a "very safe" neighborhood, it's also a veritable oasis surrounded by high crime districts.
Accordingly, foul play has not been ruled out yet in this missing person case.
Austin Hudson-LaPore is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5' 7" tall and 120 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair.
Anyone who saw the young man that night or knows of his current whereabouts is urged to call Chicago police detectives at (312) 747-8380.
You can also touch base with and lend support to his loved ones at the newly launched Find Austin facebook page. (Share this missing person alert below, and use the comment section for breaking news and case updates.)