Noah Enos, a 26-year-old man who went missing after attending a rock concert in Chicago, was found dead in the Chicago River on Saturday, June 17, 2023. His family and friends are devastated by the tragic loss and are seeking answers about what happened to him. Here are some of the facts and mysteries surrounding his disappearance and death.
The Last Time He Was Seen Alive
Enos was last seen alive on Monday, June 12, 2023, around 10 p.m., when he went to the bathroom at the Salt Shed music and community venue on the 1300 block of North Elston Avenue. He was there with a co-worker to watch a concert by the Australian rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, whom Enos had never heard before. The co-worker said they lost each other at the end of the concert and he left without Enos, assuming he had gone home. However, Enos never returned to his apartment in Logan Square, where he lived with his girlfriend of four years. He also did not contact her or anyone else after leaving the venue.
The Search for Noah Enos
Enos’ girlfriend reported him missing on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, after she could not reach him by phone or text. She also checked his social media accounts and found no activity since Monday night. She said he had left his wallet, keys, and laptop at home, but had taken his phone and ID with him. She described him as a kind, creative, and funny person who loved music and art. She said he suffered from depression and anxiety, but was not suicidal or involved in any trouble.
Enos’ family and friends launched a massive search campaign for him, posting flyers, contacting media outlets, and reaching out to anyone who might have seen him. They also hired a private investigator to look into his case, suspecting foul play. They said it was out of character for him to disappear without a trace or a word. They also questioned why he did not use his phone to call for help or find his way back home.
The Discovery of His Body
On Saturday, June 17, 2023, around 9:45 a.m., police recovered a body from the Chicago River near the Salt Shed venue. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified it as Noah Enos. An autopsy was performed to determine his cause of death, but the results have not been released yet. Police are conducting a death investigation and have not ruled out any possibilities.
The Reaction of His Loved Ones
Enos’ family and friends confirmed his death on social media and on two GoFundMe pages that they had set up to raise funds for his search and funeral expenses. They expressed their grief and shock over losing him and thanked everyone who supported them during their ordeal. They also said they were still working with the private investigator to find justice for Noah and to uncover the truth about what happened to him.
Enos’ mother, Lee Anne Chapin, wrote on one of the GoFundMe pages: “My son Noah went missing a week ago and on Saturday we got the worst possible news. His body was recovered from the Chicago River near the area where he was last seen. Please continue to support our family during this time. We have so many expenses and could use both financial help and prayers as well. We are still working with a private investigator hoping to find justice for Noah. Thank you all for the support and prayers!”
Enos’ girlfriend also posted a heartfelt tribute to him on Instagram, saying: “I love you so much Noah. You were my best friend, my soulmate, my everything. You made me laugh harder than anyone ever has. You were so talented and creative and passionate about everything you did. You were the most amazing person I ever met and I’m so lucky to have shared four years of my life with you. I don’t know how I’m going to live without you. I miss you more than words can say. Rest in peace my angel.”
The Questions That Remain
While Enos’ body has been found, many questions remain unanswered about his disappearance and death. How did he end up in the river? Was it an accident, a suicide, or a homicide? Did he encounter anyone or anything suspicious after leaving the venue? Why did he not use his phone or contact anyone? What did the autopsy reveal about his cause of death? What evidence did the police or the private investigator find? Will there be any arrests or charges in his case? Will his family and friends ever get closure or justice?
These are some of the questions that haunt Enos’ loved ones and those who followed his story. They hope that one day they will get some answers and some peace.