Body of missing Lansing man found in ditch near school

Matthew Urdiales, 40, was last seen leaving Margarita's Restaurant in Lynwood on December 6.
December 13, 2013 10:02:38 AM PST
A body found submerged in a south suburban Lansing drainage ditch in front of a middle school was not far from the spot where missing 40-year-old Matthew Urdiales was last seen one week ago.

While the medical examiner's office confirms the body is Urdiales, they have not yet released a cause of death. The body was found around 8 p.m. Thursday in the 19200-block of Burnham Ave.

Urdiales was last seen leaving Margarita's Restaurant in Lynwood on December 6, according to a flier distributed by family members.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket and black cargo pants. He has several tattoos.

Anyone with information is asked to call Munster police at 219-836-6634.


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