Highland Park body found along Lake Michigan shoreline ID'd

Matt Ascaridis, 45, of Highland Park found dead, officials said

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Monday, September 19, 2022
Man found dead on Lake Michigan shore killed in confrontation: police
A man was killed in the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve area, Lake County police said. His body was found on the Highland Park Lake Michigan shoreline.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A man found dead on Lake Michigan's north suburban shoreline on Saturday morning, who was killed in a "violent confrontation," has been identified, Lake County officials said.

Matthew Ascaridis, 45, of Highland Park was found about 5:10 a.m. Saturday, when Highland Park police responded to a report of an unconscious person on the shoreline in the 0-100 block of Cliff Road, officials said.

The 45-year-old went outside to speak with individuals who were being loud on the lakeshore shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday.

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He was killed in a violent confrontation that followed, a preliminary investigation showed.

Two other men involved in the confrontation, 20 and 18 years old, were injured, police said. They were hospitalized and are speaking with investigators.

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The Lake County Forest Preserve Police Department continues to investigate.

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