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UPDATED: Body of Missing Grayslake Man Found Reports Family

Joey Frase, of Grayslake, went missing Saturday night after leaving a party in Round Lake.

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.

Original post

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.

ktin January 23, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Some of you are treating this case as if the guy was 15 or 16 years old. His friends need to be questioned! Why didn't anyone go after him? What is the story behind him leaving this party? When I use to go to parties with my friends when I was that age, anytime my friend got kicked out, I'd be right there leaving with them. If they can't be there, why would I want to? Using Google Maps to pinpoint where he was at first and where he was found, I'm pretty sure there was some foul play going on. Did the cops find any foot prints at the scene other than his?! Tire Marks in the road? Although the location he was found wasn't too far from the party location, is it safe to say that was a far walk for someone intoxicated in that weather? Even though I don't even know him, this story is hitting my close to home because it's so close to where I live. Being a mother, I just hope that his family gets the answers/justice they deserve. I hope that the police or investigators really crack down on EVERYONE that was involved. May he Rest in Paradise!
Grayslaker January 23, 2013 at 03:37 PM
The most recent article and story from his best friend states that Joey never even came into the party, and they noticed after 10 minutes and called him to see where he was. That doesn't sound like the Dad kicked him out. That sounds like Joey wandered off. Hypothermia can set in much faster with alcohol and wind. Sounds like it was just a tragic case of that. Oddly, though, the article states that Joey called them back a short while after leaving the party and said he had walked to Grayslake. The friends I am sure, knew there was no way he could have made it that far in that time. Did they then look in the neighborhood? He wasn't too far from the house. Maybe 5 blocks. If they had just drove around or looked in the park there and screamed his name, there more than likely would have been a different outcome.
Nightcrawler January 23, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Where is the article you refer to in the first paragraph?
SV January 23, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Facebook. Missing Person: Joey Frase - Grayslake, IL Please Find Me
PAI January 23, 2013 at 06:14 PM
This post is so ignorant. Have you ever heard of a fake ID?? Not to mention that you have no clue if he was even served or drinking at all. Til you know the facts dont try to slam an honest place of bussiness. If its such a sh*@ show,why is it that you know so much about it?? Also you know all these underage kids go there weekend after weekend and get served why haved you reported this?? That makes you just as guilty as the place you are blaming.Leave the investigating to the authorities. RIP
catalina10 January 23, 2013 at 07:26 PM
I cannot believe you "Grayslaker"!!!!! Shame on you for irresponsibly posting your comment about Charlie's!! You do Not have the facts of this case AND like a previous commenter stated, IF you know all these things, why the heck did you not tell the police? I happen to know the owners and have had a long relationship with them. I know the bartenders and one is a dear friend of mine. She does NOT DRINK ON THE JOB AND NEVER HAS!! EVERYONE is carded AND if there is doubt, they are gone. So please, don't go there if you don't like it and do not post false info about their business!!
Grayslaker January 23, 2013 at 08:18 PM
You make no sense. First you tell me I don't know the facts, then you tell me that I should have notified the police. What would I notify them of? That they were at Charlie's? Since this information just came out this morning, I am pretty sure the police already know Joey's whereabouts from that night. I am not sure what you think I know. I agree with you that I do not know facts about this case. I do have an opinion on Charlie's which I am more than entitled to express. How can you say everyone is carded if you aren't doing the carding? You don't even make sense. Time will tell. More facts will soon be released I am sure, and if in fact Joey was at Charlie's, I think you will need to rethink your statements about everyone being carded and if there is any doubt they are sent packing. After all, you do realize Joey worked at Last Chance, which is right down the street. These bartenders who let him in the door and drink had to have known him and his crowd and decided to serve him anyway? The bar will be held accountable if this is the case. BTW, I don't go there anymore. None of what I posted is false, unless you live in my head and have experienced what I have experienced there.
Grayslaker January 23, 2013 at 08:26 PM
To PAI, actually I am not just as guilty. I don't own the business. I don't hold a liquor license. It is not my duty to make sure my patrons leave of sound mind. Several underage drinkers get into establishments with or without a fake id's. It's law enforcement's job to crack down on this. Not mine, LOL! To your other point, IF it is true that Joey was at that bar, it is ILLEGAL. You won't win that arugument. I don't care if every dive bar in the world serves underage drinkers. They take the responsibility when they open a business and obtain a liquor license. There is no gray area here. Futhermore, I am not investigating. I am stating an opinion on a bar. Last I checked I have every right to do that.
Oats January 23, 2013 at 09:27 PM
@Grayslaker Ever hear of a fake id?? I had one before I turned 21 that even had my own picture on it! So even if he was carded it could have been fake. How is that the bartenders fault. It seems to me that unless you were there maybe you shouldn't spew slanderous lies and stop trying to damage peoples and places reputations. It sounds like you are quite bitter and have some sort of axe to grind with Charlie's. And as you stated....I am just stating my opinion!
Mark Bushey January 23, 2013 at 09:38 PM
A bartender is still at fault even if it is a fake ID, unless it is very real looking. Grayslaker is not lying though. I have been there a few times, seen several people that should have been carded not get carded. That is like a lot of bars though. And I have nothing against that bar.
catalina10 January 23, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Hey Grayslaker, What I was referring to was that unless you were there and witnessed everything and saw first hand, you don't know the facts of this case. Secondly, if you have witnessed underage drinking in the past when you DID go there, then why did you not report it to the authorities? Hmmmm?? If you KNEW there were minors being served the answer to your question is this... there are minors being served alcohol and I thought the police would want to know." Get it? Should I draw you a picture? I also stated that if someone is trying to purchase a drink with a fake ID and it looks suspicious, THEN of course they would not be served and asked to leave. I have re thought my statements and still hold strong that this is NOT an establishment that serves alcohol to minors and that the bartenders do not drinki while working. The simple fact that Joey worked down the street at one time at the Chance does not mean that he was then allowed to drink there because of that fact. SERIOUSLY! What a lame idea. Oh, and as far as living in your head? I wouldn't wish that on the slime falling off your lies. As far as you not going there anymore, I think that is a really GOOD thing, People like you just like to stir the pot. Try having sympathy for the family rather than posting things you know nothing about.
Grayslaker January 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Lame idea? Have you worked in the industry? We all know each other. Particularily when a bar is on the same strip. Regardless if a fake id is used or not, a bar is still responsible, otherwise wouldn't the bar just let any old person off the street in? No. Why? It's because they are responsible. Now if someone comes in with their picture on a real id, then it becomes that person's problem and it is a felony. I personally have gone there and not been carded and I am in my mid 20's. So if I am not carded and I have a fake, whose problem does that then become? Open a book and do some research. As for me calling the police when I see or know underage people at a bar? Please read my statement to PAI. Not my responsibility. Plenty of places I go to have underagers. Are you expecting me to call 911 everytime? Certainly you can't be that foolish. I have a job, I don't need to do the bar's job. Furthermore, you need to calm down. You seem to be getting very worked up, and you are coming off as extremely immature and defensive. Sounds like I struck a nerve. I have plenty of sympathy for the family, and believe it is their right to know if their son was served illegally at a local bar. How is that unsympathetic? Maybe it is you that should start rethinking your loyalty. I think it is only a matter of time before you realize if Joey was at the bar drinking, they are to be held accountable in some way. Put your personal feelings aside and be rational.
tina January 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM
If thats the case then I hope that dumb father gets jail time for involuntary man slaughterer!!! Poor Boy!!! I hope details are revealed!!! and if that "dad" of the party thrower had anything to do the Frase family better sue HARD!!!!!
catalina10 January 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM
oh Grayslaker, I HAVE worked in the industry. The only reason I would be getting worked up is because of people like you who feel it is ok to make false accusations on a public forum. I am pretty calm right now. Actually drinking some tea and about to open a good book. Not your responsibility to report a crime if you witness it? I would argue that it should be everyone's responsibility. Anyone who cares that is.
Kim Wiley January 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM
I, like most of us are not sure of the facts except that something sad and terrible happened. I think it is very inappropriate at the present time to get on a soapbox of self-righteouness. Let the family and friends have time to grieve.
Angelo January 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Catalina, while your experiences at the bar may be positive it doesn't mean that is true for all. Unless you oversee every action done in this bar you can't claim any of Grayslakers accusations to be false; it was THEIR experience. So if I came on here and said the food at Olive Garden is horrible, the server was rude and the food made me sick, but you had a great experience there, then my accusation would have to be false because it doesn't correlate with your experience? Wouldn't that stand true about your experience then? Couldn't I call your experience false? Your friend may not drink there while working (as that is your experience), but I have personally done shots with a couple of the bartenders there while they were working. This was MY experience. It's not uncommon. I don't believe it to even be illegal. It's not a crazy and false accusation to say that a bar lets underage drinkers in their bar, This happens in most bars actually. Take your blinders off. It would be unfortunate for the bar owners if someone let Joe drink there, but with that said, bar owners are required to pay a ton of money in insurance for instances like this. Obviously, they can only control so much when it comes to what decisions the employees on shift that night make.
catalina10 January 24, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Angelo, you make some good points. I agree that unless I am there 24 -7, I would have no way of knowing what transpires. What I do know is that the owners and my friend would never knowingly allow underage drinking. I cannot speak for any other employee personally. I stand corrected and it is duly noted .
catalina10 January 24, 2013 at 12:39 AM
I also want to say that the real tragedy here is that a young life is gone too soon and for that I am very sad. My prayers are with family. Peace
catalina10 January 24, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Why do people go to scum bars?
Eli January 24, 2013 at 06:40 PM
SV, if you decide to make such a FB page please post back here about it? Also I think Grayslaker has many good points that should make someone do some investigating. Many people have kids that could possibly try to go these places that do serve underage. Where we ourselves do not know 100% it is being done, I don't want any of my children (not that they would) or their friends (not that they would either) walk in and try to get served in the near or distant future. I hope law enforcement or anyone with the ability does investigate these establishments properly and puts an end to it if it exists. It shouldn't be about anyone pointing fingers and I think we all know even if it happened that way we can't take back what happened, but it could prevent someone's life from ending too short if it IS happening this way. So what if people are asking these kinds of questions on this thread, and so what if people are giving their opinions/experiences....KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
Steve January 24, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Unfair, how in the HELL would you know what these kids were "on"
JENNY January 25, 2013 at 10:55 PM
my thoughts: a YOUNG MAN MADE AN ADULT DECISION AND DRANK, HE AND HIS FRIENDS DROVE AND WENT TO THE NEXT LOCATION, FOR WHATEVER REASON HE DID NOT GO INSIDE AND TOOK OFF (THE GUYS HE CAME WITH DID NOT EVEN KNOW HE DID NOT COME IN) THEN HE CALLS TO SAY HE IS LOST AND COLD COME GET ME, THEY DO NOT FIND HIM...........THEY WAIT OVER 24 HOURS TO REPORT HIM MISSING , WHY SO LONG? WHY NOT KEEP SEARCHING? WHY NOT GO STRAIGHT TO STATION AND LET POLICE KNOW WHATS UP? wHY NOT LOOK FOR HIM AT DAY BREAK, WHY WAIT SO LONG? I THINK HIS FRIEND WERE JUST AS INTOXICATED, IF THEY WENT THEY WOULD HAVE KNOW WHERE HE SAID HE WAS WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET TO THAT QUICKLY ON FOOT............SO MANY HOLES IN THIS THING, FEELS LIKE SOMEONE IS COVERING UP SOMETHING AND TRUWE ONLY THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE KNOW THE TRUTH........WE MAY NEVER KNOW.........IF A PERSON AT THE PARTY DID NOT LET HIM IN THATS HIS CHOICE,, HE DID NOT KICK HIM OUT OF PARTY HE NEVER LET HIM IN. HOW WOULD PERSON KNOW HE LEFT ON FOOT? HE GOT TO HOUSE RIGHT? FOR ALL THE PERSON KNEW HE CAUGHT A RIDE..........PEOPLE WANT TO POINT FINGERS, PLACE BLAME, WE ALL HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE, WE ALL MAKE THE ADULT DECISION TO DRINK OR NOT DRINK, DIFFERENCE WITH THIS IS IT HAD BAD CONSEQUENCES.........SO SAD AND SO PREVENTABLE
Tj January 25, 2013 at 11:45 PM
JENNY, HOW THE HELL. DO YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT HE NEVER WENT INSIDE THAT HOUSE AND IF HE EVEN DRANK IN THERE .. HOW ARE YOU SO SURE THAT THE PEOPLE HE CAME WITH DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT HE NEVER CAME INSIDE? WHERE ARE YOU GETTING YOUR INFORMATION? SURE SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU ARE TRYING TO DIVERT THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THAT HOUSE. COULD IT BE THAT YOU LIVE THERE AND ARE AFRAID OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU IF PROVED? MAYBE IT'S YOUR KID WHO WAS THROWING THE PARTY. MAYBE YOU ARE COVERING SOMETHING UP!! SURE WILL BE SAD FOR YOU IF THAT IS THE CASE! you at that party.
Tj January 25, 2013 at 11:47 PM
And furthermore, the whole caps thing is annoying, right?
Jenny January 26, 2013 at 01:23 AM
TJ, lets focus on the discussion can we.....His friend he came with said within 15 mins of them getting to the house he noticed he was not there, he went outside looking for him & then blew up his phone calling him. Your right, i don't know if he drank there, everyone talks about him and friends coming from a bar and going to the house. If he drank at the house then left and did not tell his friends , is it the person whose house it is, their fault? We cannot control everything everyone does. Underage drinking happens all the time, I did it too at that age. At some point we have to be held accountable for our actions & we have to be held accountable for our lack of action. No its not my house & no its not my kid who had the party. Sounds like the "partying" started long before coming to that house though. Again once people realized he was gone & lost why wasn't more done? he was lost, why didn't someone call his house to see if he made it home ok when he was not found? Why didn't someone go to police station, why didn't the search start immediately or at day break?.....Im sure everyone is curious to know ALL the facts, and I do not claim to have them, I imagine I am like everyone else, just wanting to know the truth, but will it change anything no, a young life is lost and thats tragic, and knowing all the details (if thats possible) will not change this outcome but maybe just maybe it could prevent something like this happening again in our community and elsewhere.
Jenny January 26, 2013 at 01:30 AM
and further more, everyone on here is trying to gather info, ask questions try to sort thru this whole thing, because it is such a tragedy and heart breaking, even when you did not know the young man personally you feel for him and his family, maybe it is peoples way of coping with it. Its a discussion its not a way for people to blast each other and verbally attack anyone. or at least it should not be for that. We all should be able to voice an opinion or a thought. Its no ones fault, no one wanted this to happen, not Joey, not his family, friends or whoever's house he was or wasn't at, drank or didn't drink at. Its a tragic end to a young life.
SV January 27, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Eli, I would like to talk to you about starting some kind of group. Please email me @ magz62@aol.com. Thanks
naynay February 03, 2013 at 11:01 AM
^I completely agree with this! To point a finger at Joey's parents at a time like this is beyond unbelieveable! Steph, do you not have a heart or something? Could you not try putting yourself in our shoes who actually knew joey & cared about him. You must not have children of your own so you shouldn't make comments like that.
Harold Plein February 14, 2013 at 03:54 PM
He's dead. People get drunk, stagger off, and freeze to death while the party goes on. Happens.
Steve February 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Harold Plein, what a heartless comment. If this was your child you wouldn't be spewing this type of crap. I would like to punch you right in the mouth for saying something so stupid. You are obviously an idiot. He's been gone for almost a month, and his mom still cries daily. So keep your stupid opinions to yourself, and let him R.I.P

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