Northwestern University officials say a body recovered by Chicago police today may be that of a missing NU student.

Police pulled the body of a man in his 20s from Lake Michigan this morning near Montrose Harbor, about six miles south of NU’s Evanston campus.

University spokesman Alan Cubbage says NU police are assisting Chicago police in the investigation, but that no positive identification of the body has been made so far.

He says the county medical examiner’s office is expected to start the process of making a formal identification of the body Monday afternoon.

Trevor Boehm, 20, a first-year student in the School of Communication from Monument, Col., had been reported missing last Sunday. On Thursday his jacket containing his NU identification card, keys and cell phone was found among rocks on the Evanston campus shoreline.

Searches off the campus by police and coast guard units on Thursday and Friday were unsuccessful.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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