College Student Still Missing Days After Girlfriend Found Dead in a Lake – Crime Online
5.9k Share this


An Illinois college student who vanished late last month remains missing even after his girlfriend — who also disappeared — was found dead on Tuesday.

CBS reported that Natally Brookson, 22, was found deceased in Lake Michigan. Brookson and her boyfriend, Daniel Sotelo, 26, who are both students at the University of Illinois – Chicago, vanished on April 30, but Sotelo remains unaccounted for.

An autopsy performed on Brookson the following day was inconclusive, meaning it is unclear how she died. WFLD reported that Brookson was last seen working at Friedman Place, a housing community for blind adults.

The university confirmed to CBS that Brookson had withdrawn from the spring semester. Sotelo’s graduation ceremony occurred last weekend.

Sotelo was also last seen on April 30, on a CTA train at the Roosevelt ‘L’ stop. WFLD reported that his roommate had dropped him off at the station. Sotelo allegedly told his roommate that he was heading up north but he did not elaborate.

According to CBS, Brookson is the fifth person to be found dead in Lake Michigan or the Chicago River in a two-week span.

Chicago police have not yet confirmed whether Brookson and Sotelo’s disappearances are connected.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Listen to the latest episode:

Join Nancy Grace for her new online video series designed to help you protect what you love most — your children.

[Featured image: Daniel Sotelo and Natally Brookson/Handouts]



5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

The Most Wanted Criminals Who Never Got Caught

In late July 2000, a 5-year-old girl was reported missing from her…

Judge Finds Woman Who Stabbed Toddler Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity – Crime Online

An Ohio woman charged with stabbing a toddler in March 2021 was…

Payton Gendron Pleads Not Guilty in Grocery Store Massacre

Alleged Buffalo, N.Y. grocery store mass murderer Payton Gendron appears at a…

The Unsolved Murder Of Sir Harry Oakes

Harry Oakes had his path set out in front of him when…

Made in Chelsea star led lavish life with Inigo Philbrick who faces years in jail

As one of the poshest of the posh stars of TV series…

T’Kia Bevily Acquitted of Murdering Jurayah Smith

T’Kia Bevily with her attorneys after being acquitted of murdering 14-month-old stepdaughter…

Did Chance Karnes From Herrin Illinois Died In Car Accident? Age Parents And Girlfriend

Did Chance Karnes From Herrin Illinois Died In Car Accident? Find out…

Jailed R. Kelly Strikes Up Friendship With Accused Brooklyn Subway Shooter: Sources – Crime Online

Jailed singer R Kelly is reportedly friends with a man charged with…