Disappearance of Seamus Gray: Police say search dogs showed interest in Waukegan Harbor area
Ilinois Police say dogs involved in the search for missing sailor Seamus Gray have shown interest in an area of Waukegan Harbor, but his whereabouts remain unknown.
Gray, 21, remains missing on Wednesday after leaving a bar in Waukegan in the early morning hours of March 18.
On Tuesday, police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service focused their search on the port area after three police dogs showed interest in a location near Government Pier, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing Waukegan Police Cmdr. Scott Chestnut.
However, divers from the Waukegan Fire Department and Gurnee Fire Department found nothing, the newspaper added.
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Fox News Digital has contacted the Waukegan Police Department for further comment.
Over the weekend, Seamus’ mother Kerry spoke of her son’s search, describing it as “exhausting, nauseating, heartbreaking and honestly soul-crushing”.
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“This boy is my heart, my world, my love of my life with his little brother Deck,” she wrote on Facebook. “As I write this I try not to vomit. I can’t sleep and I won’t sleep until I have answers about where my son is and what is to him. arrived.”
Waukegan Police Commander. Scott Chastain told reporters Friday that the last time Gray was seen in surveillance footage was “in the vicinity” of Waukegan Harbor along Lake Michigan. However, exhaustive searches on land and water, including with the help of 100 Navy colleagues, proved fruitless.
“If he’s in the water and that’s what happened, it might be days or weeks before the body comes back,” Chastain said.
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Police say ‘Gray has not been seen or spoken to since leaving the bar’ and Gray, ‘a member of the United States Navy assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes, did not appear at the time assigned to him”.
Kerry Gray wrote on Facebook Sunday that “the time my friend Julie and I rummaged through dumpsters, alleys, back doors of buildings seemed endless.”