Body pulled from lake ID'd as 21-year-old missing man from Poland, last seen at River North bar

21-year-old man last seen at Howl at the Moon, on Hubbard Street

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Body of man missing since weekend holiday party pulled from lake
Officials say the body found in Lake Michigan at Oak Street Beach is that of Krzysztof Szubert. He was last seen at Howl at the Moon in River North.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The body of a 21-year-old man from Poland who went missing after attending a Christmas party in River North over the weekend was pulled from Lake Michigan at Oak Street Beach early Wednesday morning, officials said.

CPD and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Krzysztof Szubert was pulled from the water about 1:55 a.m. after being found unresponsive. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Area three detectives are investigating.

Szubert was working in the Chicago area when he went missing over the weekend.

He was last seen Saturday night at Howl at the Moon, a bar at 26 W. Hubbard St. in River North.

On Tuesday, some of his coworkers posted flyers near the bar.

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Szubert worked IT for Knapp Incorporated, a global tech company.

He'd been in the U.S. since November, working on a project in Joliet.

That's where he was staying in a hotel.

On Saturday, he and a few dozen coworkers took a party bus downtown Chicago for their company Christmas party.

They ended up at Howl at the Moon. A coworker said he vanished from the bar about 9:30 p.m. or so, and hadn't been seen since.