Another Man Found Dead At Boystown Bathhouse; Second Of The Year

A 31-year-old man has been pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in a Boystown bathhouse Tuesday morning. Police are conducting a death investigation.

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Today’s incident is the second death since January at Steamworks Baths, 3246 North Halsted.

Town Hall cops responded to a call of an unresponsive man around 5:10 a.m., according to Chicago police spokesman Jose Estrada. The man was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death has not been determined and Area North detectives are conducting a death investigation, Estrada said.

A police source said the man was found in or near room 308 of the sprawling facility. Evidence of GHB drug use was found, the source said.

GHB is a common club drug that is used to increase sex drive but is also used to facilitate date rape.

Today’s visits to Steamworks are the second of the year for homicide detectives and evidence technicians.

On January 23, a 36-year-old suburban man was found dead in the bathhouse’s jacuzzi and sauna area.

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