Police identify man found dead in Evanston

Ottley remembers her brother as kind, giving, talented

EVANSTON — Police have identified the man who was found dead in Evanston Monday morning. According to a press release issued by the Evanston Police Department, officers responded to the area north of Crane Avenue near a Yellow Creek irrigation ditch where they found the body of 33-year-old Christon C. Jensen.

Patrol officers arrived to the scene around 11 a.m. Monday, and detectives were called shortly after. Evanston Police Chief Jon Kirby said Monday that while there’s nothing obviously suspicious about how Jensen’s body was found, detectives haven’t ruled out foul play.

Aubrey Ottley, one of Jensen’s two sisters, said her brother was an extremely loving and giving person.

“He was a really kind person,” Ottley told the Herald on Tuesday. “He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. … He was a kind soul and he’s going to be missed by so many people.”

Ottley said that while no one is perfect — “he had some problems like everybody does,” she said — Jensen was a good brother.

Ottley also described Jensen as a talented artist.

“He had a really great passion for drawing,” she said, adding that he turned many of his drawings into tattoos for others.

Ottley said a number of people have reached out to her since Jensen’s death and expressed gratitude for her brother’s work as a tattoo artist.

“So many people have said they’re so grateful to have a piece of him [tattooed] on their bodies,” she said.

Ottley said Jensen — who was single and did not have any children — was living with his other sister, Amber Cordova, in Evanston at the time of his death. According to EPD, Jensen had recently moved to town.

Ottley said Jensen had the support of many people in the community, and she said her brother “somehow touched so many people’s lives in some way.”

EPD isn’t releasing more information about the case since the investigation is ongoing.

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