Body found in frozen Palos Park pond is missing Chicago man

SHARE Body found in frozen Palos Park pond is missing Chicago man
SHARE Body found in frozen Palos Park pond is missing Chicago man

The man found in a southwest suburban pond Sunday has been identified as a Chicago man who has been missing since last fall.

John Michael Cunningham, 27, was found in a frozen pond near the 12700 block of Misty Harbour Lane in Palos Park about 3 p.m. Sunday, according to Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari and the medical examiner’s office.

Cunningham, of the Lake View neighborhood, was last seen “in a fit of work-related frustration” about 10:45 a.m. Oct. 30, 2014, in a forest preserve area near 104th Avenue and McCarthy Road in Palos Park, according to Palos Park police.

Cunningham was visiting his parents’ home when he went missing and was dealing with some personal issues, police said at the time.

The cause of death was still pending Wednesday evening, the medical examiner’s office said, who identified his home address as the 200 block of Timber Edge Road in Palos Heights.

Cunningham’s family has tentatively scheduled a memorial service for him during the early evening hours of Jan. 31 at Our Lady of The Woods Parish in Orland Park, according to a Facebook post. A “celebration of his life” will be held at Palos Country Club.

The Latest
The skid has financial planners hearing more from anxious clients, some pushing back their retirement in hopes that will buy time for their investments to bounce back.
The recall includes 2019-2022 Accents, 2021-2023 Elantras and 2021-2022 Elantra HEVs. Dealerships will fit the seat belt pretensioners with a cap at no cost.
The Bulls-Pistons matchup will be the first NBA game in Europe since 2020 and the league’s 12th game in France since 1991.
All southbound lanes were closed for the investigation.
The boys are each charged with one felony count of aggravated attempted vehicular hijacking, Chicago police said.