Chicago Schools Official Found Dead along Chicago River

November 16, 2009

Family members of Chicago Board of Education President Michael Scott say they appreciate the outpouring of support they've received in the wake of his death.

The family issued a statement through Chicago Public Schools on Monday after Scott's body was pulled from the Chicago River on Monday.

An autopsy and investigation into the death are under way. Police say officers were called to the city's River North neighborhood at about 3:15 a.m., where they found his body in the water.

The Scott family's statement says arrangements for a public memorial service will be announced soon.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are among the leaders expressing shock over Scott's death.

Story source: AP