Body found in Waukegan pool ID'd as missing 18-year-old

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Lucio Cambray, 18, was found dead in a backyard pool in Waukegan.

A body found in a backyard swimming pool in Waukegan was identified as 18-year-old Lucio Cambray, who was reported missing since Christmas.

The Waukegan teenager was found in an empty pool behind an unoccupied house where a fire had occurred in December in the northern suburb. The body was located at about 2:30 a.m. Monday in the 1300-block of North Jackson, according to the Lake County Coroner's Office.

An autopsy will be performed on Friday.

Christmas night, Lucio had asked friends to drop him off near a BP gas station at the intersection of Jackson and Grand, police and family said.

Cambray and his sister had been living with a surrogate family the past four years, as their parents, who are undocumented, moved back to Mexico. He was described as quiet and serious, and worked with a roofing company.

"An 18-year old man who had his whole life ahead of him, who prayed in this sanctuary. Not perfect but did not deserve to die," said Julie Contreras, of Our Lady of Supaya Sanctuary.

Waukegan police continue to investigate the death.

Members of Waukegan's Latino community have been giving what information they have to police -- many doing so despite fears of deportation -- in hopes of finding justice for Cambray.

"He didn't deserve to die," said his sister Odalis Cambray.
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