Updated, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
From Grayslake Police Chief Phil Perlini:
Today near 1035 AM, a body was discovered by volunteers searching in a tree line near the area of Campbell Airport in Round Lake Park. The body and clothing matched the description of our missing person, Joseph Frase. The Lake County Coroner’s Office and Round Lake Police Department are working to make a positive identification of the recovered body. The Round Lake Park Police Department is conducting a death investigation and further information will be available through them.
Updated 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
Nearly 20 residents joined Grayslake law enforcement Tuesday morning for the search for missing Joey Frase. His body was found near Campbell Airport.
Family friend Jason Freeman was one of the first residents to join in today's search. He said Joey, a graduate of Grayslake Central High School, was friends with his son.
"Joey was always very respectful. He was a really nice kid."
Freeman said many community members, even those who did not know Joey personally, were moved by the report that he had gone missing and wanted to help however they could.
"My heart just goes out to the family," said Freeman.
Updated 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
From the Joey Frase Facebook page:
Sadly I must announce that Joey's body has been recovered. My family is devastated and asks that at this time you please respect our privacy while we deal with our loss. You cannot imagine how much we have appreciated the support from all of you in our efforts to find him. The outpouring of compassion from friends, and the community has really touched us.
Grayslake resident Joseph "Joey" Charles Frase, 20, has been missing since leaving a party in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 20, in Round Lake's Madrona Village.
Grayslake Police said Frase was last seen at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday on foot in a residential area near Townline Road and Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake.
Grayslake Police issued the following statement to Patch:
We are working hard on the case. With the assistance of Round Lake PD we have checked the area Joseph was last seen, including several surrounding neighborhoods, bike paths, walking paths and fields. In addition, Air One assisted us with a search from their helicopter, all with negative results. Our detectives are speaking with several of Joseph’s friends, family and contacts reference this case.
Joey is a 20-year old caucasian male, approximately 5’11," 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Joey was last seen wearing a black colored t-shirt with "ASAP Rocky" written on the front, over a gray or white colored hoodie, and blue jeans.
Anyone with any information should contact Grayslake Police at (847) 223-2341.
A Facebook page has also been created at https://www.facebook.com/JoeyFrasePleaseFindMe.
According to an e-mail sent to Patch from a friend of the missing young man, Frase called friends shortly after leaving a party, asking if they could pick him up. Frase told friends he was lost and cold.
Frase's friends said they drove around looking for him after he called, but did not find him.
Frase, who is employed at Anthony Buick & GMC in Gurnee, did not show up for work Monday nor did he retrieved his vehicle, friends reported.