WILMETTE – The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the name of the man who was found dead at Gillson Park Beach the morning of April 8. He was Douglas Rathe, 65, of Wilmette.
Just before 7 a.m. on April 8, Wilmette police officers responded to a call of a person down on the South Beach adjacent to Overlook Drive. The man had sustained a single gunshot to his chest, according to a police report; the body was transported to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the gunshot wound was self inflicted, a spokesman told Daily North Shore.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home in Wilmette. Please visit the funeral home’s website for service information.