Body pulled from Diversey Harbor identified as missing Northwestern student Peter Salvino

Peter Salvino was reported missing Sunday, police said. The 25-year-old was a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University.

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Peter Salvino

Chicago police

A body pulled from Diversey Harbor on the North Side on Tuesday was identified as Peter Salvino, a Northwestern University student who had been reported missing, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 5:15 p.m., the remains of a male were found in the 2400 block of North Cannon Drive by members of the marine unit responding to a report of a missing person in the area, Chicago police said.

Salvino, a 25-year-old Northwestern University doctoral candidate, was reported missing Sunday after leaving a party in the 2400 block of North Geneva Terrace.

Salvino’s cell phone was last pinged to a location near Diversey Harbor, police have said.

Salvino was a graduate research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Lucas Pinto, according to a statement from Northwestern University.

“My heart goes out to Peter’s family and his many, many friends,” Pinto wrote in a statment. “This is an incalculable loss. All of us who knew Peter know how effortlessly brilliant he was. But what we will truly miss is his endless kindness, humbleness and generosity with his time and intellect. And of course his understated dry humor.

“He was universally loved by our team and will leave an indelible mark. My grief is immense. But it is surpassed by my gratitude for getting to know him, work with him and share in his contagious enthusiasm for science. We will really miss you, Peter,” Pinto added.

The University will offer free virtual mental health support to students and staff during the Winter Recess.

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