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Eric DeGrechie, Editor
5:49 pm CST November 6, 2018

The Kenilworth Police Department is reporting that a man they had believed went missing in Kenilworth Tuesday, Nov. 6, has been found alive and safe. 

Police had been seeking the public’s assistance in confirming the wellbeing of the Chicago area man, current residence unknown. 

On Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, a person walking on the Kenilworth Public Beach reported finding a bicycle and backpack partially buried at the water’s edge of Lake Michigan. Upon checking the contents of the backpack, officers located the identification of Mark Anthony Davenport, 44. Acquaintances of Davenport report last speaking with him on Sunday, Nov. 4, in the 2000 block of W. Logan Boulevard in Chicago. He has not been in contact with them since that time and gave no indication that he was traveling to Kenilworth. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7, Kenilworth Police reported that Davenport had been located. In a press release, the department expressed its gratitude to the public and area public safety agencies in helping to locate Davenport. Officers will be working to return Davenport's property in the coming days and ascertain why it was found on the public beach.