There's a disturbing trend in Chicago and it's not new and creating a lot of speculation.

Since 2022, multiple bodies have even been found in the Chicago River and Lake Michigan have sparked fears of a serial killer on the loose.

The remains of 16 individuals have been pulled from water in the Windy City since the beginning of last year and the circumstances surrounding these deaths raise alarming questions that demand answers.

Chicago Waters Causes of Deaths

  • 11 Men/5 Females: Unidentified Males: 1, Unidentified Females: 2
  •  Accidental Deaths: 3
  • Deaths By Suicide: 2
  • Death Conclusion Pending: 1
  • Cause of Death Undetermined: Twelve 12

There's no denying something strange is happening

Coincidences or a Disturbing Pattern?

A former CIA and FBI federal agent told New York Post that the mounting evidence suggests the presence of a serial killer in Chicago.


She points to several factors that indicate foul play rather than accidents or suicides. First, there have been cases of bodies being found far from where the victims were reported missing.

Second, multiple victims have been discovered in short periods of time. These patterns raise legitimate concerns and suggest that something more sinister may be at play.


The Mysterious Cases

The latest victim to be pulled from the water was 26-year-old Noah Enos, who vanished after attending a rock concert. His body was found near the location of the concert, adding to the growing list of unexplained deaths.

Enos' grieving girlfriend expressed her hope that he would be the last victim.

I know that Noah wasn’t the first one to go missing and be found in the river, and I sure as shit hope that he’s the last.

Another suspicious case involves Richard Garcia, whose remains were discovered in the Chicago River. Garcia was found still wearing his FedEx uniform, despite having been reported missing earlier.

His cause and manner of death are the only ones listed as pending.

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Seamus Gray, a 21-year-old Navy sailor, was found dead in Lake Michigan weeks after leaving a bar.  The medical examiner labeled his manner of death as "undetermined," leaving investigators with more questions than answers.

Similar circumstances surround the cases of Joel Orduno and Anthony Rucker.  Both men were reported missing and later found drowned in the Chicago River.

The medical examiner's office listed the manner of their deaths as "undetermined" and "suicide," respectively.  These deaths raise suspicions about what really happened to these young men.

Clusters and Forensic Challenges

Former CIA and FBI federal agent, Tracy Walder, told NY Post these clusters (multiple deaths occurring within short periods) as a red flag for something more sinister happening. Despite that, it seems apparent the lack of attention from the Chicago Police Department.

Even though the FBI is involved, the public is left wondering why the police have not been more forthcoming about their efforts to address the potential threat. Experts say that water-related deaths pose significant challenges in terms of forensic evidence.


Immersing a body in water can wash away crucial evidence, making it difficult to determine the true cause of death. This creates an ideal environment for a serial killer to operate unnoticed.

As more and more bodies are discovered, social media has become full of conspiracy theories and speculation.

However, a former New York City police officer and Criminal Justice professor stressed the importance of treating each death as potentially suspicious until proven otherwise.

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