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Man Disappears During Pride Weekend in Boystown, Friends Asking for Help

By Serena Dai | July 3, 2013 9:07am | Updated on July 3, 2013 2:42pm
 Christopher Evans, 25, of suburban Evergreen Park, went missing in Boystown at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. His friends and family are seeking any information on his whereabouts.
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BOYSTOWN — A "calm, collected" suburban man went missing early Sunday morning after celebrating Pride weekend with his fraternity brothers — and his friends and family are now seeking help from anyone who's seen him.

Christopher Evans, 25, of suburban Evergreen Park, visited Boystown Saturday to celebrate Pride as a straight ally with some of his Sigma Pi brothers from his undergrad days at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, said his friend Antonio Delgado. 

Delgado was with him at Scarlet, 3320 N. Halsted St., and then D.S. Tequila, 3352 N. Halsted St., earlier in the day. Evans then went to Roscoe's, 3356 N. Halsted St., and at about 1:30 a.m., he left and started walking east, where friends knew he had parked his car.

None of them has heard from him since.

By Tuesday evening, his friends and family still had not heard from him. His family found his car parked near Broadway and Cornelia Tuesday morning. The Chicago Police Department said that as of Wednesday morning, Evans still had not been found and they have no leads. 

Evans is a "calm, collected" guy who "doesn't make rash decisions," Delgado said. And at 6-foot-1 and about 230 pounds, Evans has "a strong physical presence," he added.

"He's not an easy man to lose," Delgado said.

Evans works as a financial planning analyst at Loyola University Chicago, where he's also pursuing a graduate degree in business, his friends said. He didn't show up for work on Monday, and since his high school friends had no plans with him, they initially assumed his phone simply died.

Although Evans drinks socially, he does not usually go crazy with alcohol, they said. He acted like his usual "reserved" self that night, said Delgado.

Police later said that the friends who last saw him said Evans seemed "agitated" and ran away. He was wearing a black button down dress shirt with a white T-shirt underneath and blue jeans, police said.

"It's just so out of character," said friend Adam Kiczula, who posted a photo of Evans on reddit in hopes of getting a tip. "Something feels really weird."

His family has already filed a police report. Evans' high school friends, back from his time at DeVry University Advantage Academy in Avondale, are banding together to print flyers and pass out photos in Lakeview. 

Anyone with information should call the Chicago Police Department's area north special victims unit at 312-744-8200.