Updated: Lake Forest Woman Identified from Lake Michigan Drowning
No signs of foul play; toxicology results pending.
The 44-year-old Lake Forest woman pulled from Lake Michigan Sunday morning following a seven-hour search has been identified as Victoria Kut.
Kut, a resident in the 1200 block of Windwood Drive, drowned in Lake Michigan, according to Lake County Coroner Artis Yancy. Kut was reported missing at 3 a.m. Sunday by her husband, who called Lake Forest Police after discovering she was not at home. At 10:15 a.m., a U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter spotted her body floating about two miles east of Forest Park Beach.
Yancy said there was nothing unusual about Kut's body, no signs of trauma or foul play. He indicated a toxicology report is still pending and could take up to a couple of weeks for results.
Lake Forest Police are continuing to investigate, calling it a "death investigation," according to Lake Forest Deputy Chief Glenn Burmeister.
"There is evidence that it might be a suicide," Burmeister said Tuesday, "but we're keeping an open mind."
According to an online search, Kut was an oncologist who has practiced on the North Shore since 1997, according to www.lakeshoreoncologist.com. Her office was at Lake Shore Oncology/Hematology in Libertyville and another in Lake Forest.
Dr. Kut received her medical degree at the University of Malta followed by internship and residency training at University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her fellowship training in oncology/hematology and geriatrics at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.