The search for 21-year-old Navy sailor Séamus Gray, who went missing after leaving a St. Patrick's Day celebration near Chicago a week ago, has been called off by officials. Grey, a resident of South Florida, sent a photo of himself holding a green beer to his mother on March 17th, while on a FaceTime call from Jupiter. Kerry Rodier Gray, his mother, later shared the same photo on Facebook, pleading for information about her son's whereabouts.
Servers at the Ibiza bar in Waukegan, Illinois, informed the authorities that Grey was asked to leave the bar at around 1:30 a.m. on March 18th for appearing to be intoxicated. Despite being asked to leave the Ibiza bar in Waukegan, Illinois, due to appearing intoxicated, Séamus Gray, a 21-year-old Navy sailor, was expected to report back to the Great Lakes Naval Base within 30 minutes. The naval base was located approximately five miles south of the bar. However, Grey failed to show up, and his whereabouts remain unknown.
An investigation has been launched by the Navy and local authorities to find out what happened to Gray after he left the bar. His family and friends are worried sick about his whereabouts and are urging anyone with information to come forward and help locate him. Kerry Rodier Gray took to Facebook again, this time to express her disappointment at the lack of leads in the case and to request help from anyone who could assist in finding her son.
After Séamus Grey was asked to leave the Ibiza bar in Waukegan, Illinois, on March 18th, a surveillance camera recorded him walking alone towards Lake Michigan at 1:40 a.m. Grey was still wearing the same pink shirt that he had during his FaceTime call with his mother. A search for him began three days later, but officials have now called off the search for the 21-year-old Navy sailor.
Waukegan Police Commander Scott Chastain stated that every effort was made to locate Grey, but unfortunately, they were unable to find any leads. The investigation into his disappearance is still ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Gray's family and friends are devastated and desperate for answers. They have been using social media to spread the word and raise awareness about his disappearance in hopes that someone will come forward with information. The Navy is also assisting in the investigation and has offered its support to Gray's family during this difficult time.
The disappearance of Seamus Grey, a 21-year-old Navy sailor, has led to a large-scale search effort involving 100 U.S. Navy personnel and members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Grey was last seen leaving a St. Patrick's Day celebration near Chicago on March 17th, and his mother received a photo of him holding a green beer via text message, while they were on a FaceTime call.
After he was asked to leave the Ibiza bar in Waukegan, Illinois, for appearing to be intoxicated, Grey had 30 minutes to report back to the Great Lakes Naval Base, which was approximately five miles away. However, he never arrived, and a surveillance camera recorded him walking alone in the direction of Lake Michigan at 1:40 a.m. still wearing the pink shirt he had on during his FaceTime call with his mother.
Despite a thorough search through miles of water, lakefront, and woods, Grey has not been found. The Navy and local authorities are continuing their investigation into his disappearance, but no new information has been released as of yet. Gray's family and friends are hopeful for his safe return and are urging anyone with information to come forward to help locate him.
The search for Seamus Grey, a 21-year-old Navy sailor who went missing after a St. Patrick's Day celebration in Waukegan, Illinois, has now come to an end. Despite efforts from over 100 personnel from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, Grey has yet to be found.
Grey was an active-duty fireman recruit assigned to the Surface Warfare Engineering School at the naval base, where his belongings still remain in his room. He had a promising athletic career in lacrosse during his time at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, where he graduated in 2020.
His mother took to Facebook on Wednesday, exactly one month after Gray's 21st birthday, to share her grief and frustration. She spent the day searching for her son's body in Waukegan dumpsters, expressing that her son was willing to die serving his country but not to go missing or die in such a manner.
The investigation into Gray's disappearance remains ongoing, but authorities have yet to determine what happened to him after he left the Ibiza bar on March 18th. Friends and family continue to hope for answers and closure in this devastating situation.