The body of a missing British tourist who was visiting relatives in the United States has been found on top of a commuter train in Chicago after a mysterious death. Ademola Owolana, 26, was last seen on Saturday morning outside a night club in the City’s southerly West Pullman neighbourhood, where he is said to have drunkenly asked his relative to give him car keys.One of his relatives, Sheriff Akinoso said that he didn’t give over the keys because of Owolana’s state and the fact that he can’t legally drive in the U.S. on his visit from London with his mother.
As such, the 26-year-old jogging off into the night, Akinoso said.
His family searched desperately for the missing tourist, who did not have his phone or passport, until a body matching his description was found on top of a Metra train in a storage yard on yesterday.
A spokesman for the family confirmed the body was Owolana’s.
The storage yard, situated next to train tracks, is about a mile away from the Club Low Key where he disappeared, the New York Daily News reported.
It appears he came in contact with energized lines,” Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile told DNA Info. “We have no idea how long [the body] has been there.”
The facility is closed to the public and electricity was not running through the train, though a charge was going through wires above the cars.
Owolana was visiting family in southwest suburban Plainfield for a few weeks, according to his mother Bolanle who was also on the trip.
He was supposed to return to his home in Grays, in Essex, on Thursday.
The 26-year-old had studied at William Morris Sixth Form in Hammersmith.