Medical examiner releases cause of death for Noah Enos, man who disappeared after attending concert at the Salt Shed

Noah Enos went missing after attending a concert at the Salt Shed. | Chicago Police Department; Facebook

CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner’s office has concluded its investigation of the death of Noah Enos, the 26-year-old man found dead in the Chicago River after attending a concert at the Salt Shed in June.

Enos died from drowning, the medical examiner concluded. But investigators were unable to determine the manner of death. Manners of death include accident, homicide, suicide, and natural causes.

Enos went missing after he and a co-worker took in a concert by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the Salt Shed on June 12.

His girlfriend revealed that surveillance video showed him speaking with people at the show and then leaving to head north on Elston Avenue around 9:30 p.m., according to the New York Post. The paper reported that he had sent her text and Snapchat messages from the show, but his phone stopped transmitting around 10 p.m.

Chicago police recovered Enos’ body from the North Branch of the Chicago River directly adjacent to the Salt Shed property on June 17.

It is not uncommon for people who go missing to be found dead from drowning in Chicago’s waterways. In many of those cases, the medical examiner has listed alcohol intoxication as a contributing factor to the death. But the office made no such finding in Enos’ case.

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