ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - WBBM in Chicago reports that authorities have confirmed the body found in Lake Michigan early Wednesday belongs to a missing college student from New Mexico.
A fisherman spotted the body in the lake and called police. WBBM says that searchers pulled the body from Lake Michigan about 5:45 Wednesday morning.
Volunteers, friends and family were out in full force searching for former Albuquerque Academy student, Austin Hudson-Lapore.
The University of Chicago student was last seen by his roommate last week just before the powerful storm hit. He left without his wallet and phone.
A bloodhound, after taking a good whiff of Hudson-Lapore's clothes at his apartment in the Hyde Park neighborhood, picked up a scent less than a mile at Promontory Point on Lake Michigan. A half a mile down the lake the dog alerted again just east of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Officials also say on Saturday night they got a tip that someone who looked like Austin was seen walking on Lake Shore Drive near Roosevelt Road miles to the north of the search area.
Hudson-Lapore was a frequent science bowl competitor while a student at Albuquerque Academy. He graduated in 2010.
The family has set up a website: FindAustinHudson.com .
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