Body Found In Highland Park: Man's Violent Lakefront Death Brings Focus To North Suburban Parties

The police are still investigating the early Saturday morning incident that occurred on a public beach close to affluent residences.  

Around 1 a.m., 45-year-old local Matt Ascaridis reportedly approached two individuals over the noise. 

At approximately 5:00 a.m., police got two reports of a body in the sea.

"We do knowsaid  that he did leave his home he confronted these individuals," Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli.

"There was a violent encounter that occurred between a 45-year-old man, a 20-year-old, and an 18-year-old." 

As a result, the two young men needed medical attention. After conducting an investigation, police searched 20-year-old Nicholas Caban's residence and discovered a firearm with a scratched-off serial number. 

The incident with Ascaridis did not involve the use of a firearm or constitute a robbery, but he was charged with a felony weapons offense because of it.