Man found dead, hanging from tree off Lake Shore Drive: ‘Nobody seemed to notice’
Linda Ewen was on her way to work, gazing out from her Uber cab, when something caught her eye among the people running and walking along Lake Michigan on the sunny Monday morning.
“I wasn’t focused on the road. I was looking at the lake. I saw what looked like a big man hanging from a tree,” said Ewen, 35. “I kind of did a double-take, like what the heck, you know?” At first, she thought the man was working out, stretching his arms, then wondered if it was a prank. Ewen, a case worker for the city’s Department of Human Services, said the man’s feet were about a foot from the ground and he was wearing a large coat with a hood on it. The tree was near a bike path not far from Foster Avenue.