Update on Missing Person

Ambrose Monye’s family has announced a $7,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

By Haojia Li

The Chicago police have still not found the 28-year-old medical student who went missing over two weeks ago. Ambrose Monye, the fourth-year medical student, was last seen on Friday, April 22, walking west on East 55th Street.

According to the Chicago Police Department, Monye is a 5 foot 10, 180-pound black man with brown eyes, black hair, and medium complexion. Monye frequented the Crerar Library and coffee shops in Hyde Park, according to Chicago-based news sources.

Monye’s family has announced a $7,000 reward for information on his whereabouts. Raul Montes, a community activist working with the Monye family, said to the Hyde Park Herald that the reward gives an incentive for people to give information that could lead to an arrest.

Monye’s younger brother, Joseph Monye, is a third-year medical student in the same clinical rotation as his brother. Joseph told the Hyde Park Herald that nothing was out of the ordinary when he last spoke with Monye on Thursday, April 21, and there was no reason to believe something was amiss.

Joseph led a search party of over 50 medical students on Sunday, May 2, across the South Side. So far, they have not discovered a lead on Monye’s whereabouts.

Around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, a man’s body was recovered from Lake Michigan at Promontory Point. However the body could not be identified, and the police do not yet have reason to believe that it is Monye.