UPTOWN — Lane Campbell, a fixture of Chicago’s are living music scene who went missing in February, was identified useless Friday, the Cook dinner County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
Campbell’s system was located all-around 1 p.m. in a Prepare dinner County Forest Protect in close proximity to 163rd Avenue and Central Avenue in Oak Forest, officials stated in a information release. There ended up no indications of foul play but investigators are awaiting an autopsy to confirm the cause of Campbell’s demise, in accordance to the sheriff’s office, which took above the investigation from Oak Forest authorities.
The discovery ends a two-week search to come across Campbell, 50, an Uptown resident and beloved figure in regional tunes circles.
Campbell was last observed in individual Feb. 19 at his girlfriend’s residence in Oak Forest, authorities and his cherished types stated. He then appeared to vacation again to his property in the 900 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue that same working day.
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Ultimately, authorities decided Campbell experienced created it again to Oak Forest and was viewed on surveillance digicam at a local gas station, said his friend Jerome Hughes. Chicago police issued a missing particular person detect for Campbell on Feb. 22.
His disappearance set off a research that experienced nationwide attain, given Campbell’s standing in some songs fandom circles, Hughes claimed.
“Everyone is just shell shocked,” Hughes stated Friday night, speaking on behalf of some spouse and children and friends. “I am very dissatisfied, but I realized coming in there was this possibility. I just required to do proper by my buddy.”
Campbell was an lawyer with the Northwestern University investigate section and frequented regional music venues, including The Hideout.
Hughes achieved Campbell as a result of a admirer group of the defunct downstate Illinois band Uncle Tupelo. The two grew to become nearer buddies right after attending shows with each other at The Hideout and other venues all through the metropolis.
Since Campbell is so properly-appreciated in admirer groups, the research for his whereabouts went properly further than the Chicago location, Hughes mentioned.
“He’s a connector,” Hughes said of Campbell. “If any individual had just come to Chicago, he would support them out. He just has an open soul.”
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