Man found dead at Boystown bathhouse, police say

The entrance to Steamworks Baths | Google

A 53-year-old man was found dead inside a Boystown bathhouse on Saturday evening, police said. Detectives have launched a death investigation.

Officers were called to the scene after the man was found unresponsive and not breathing in a second-floor room at Steamworks Baths, 3246 North Halsted, around 6 p.m.

The man checked into the complex before 10 a.m. on Saturday, and a staff member discovered his body when he failed to depart by check-out time, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and there were no immediate signs of foul play, according to CPD.

Today’s death is the third at the long-running Boystown facility in a little more than two years.

A 36-year-old suburban man who was found dead in the bathhouse’s jacuzzi on January 23, 2017, died from accidental drowning, according to the Cook County medical examiner. No contributing cause such as drug use was listed in the investigators’ official findings.

A 31-year-old man who was found unresponsive at the club early on July 11, 2017, died from acute methamphetamine intoxication in a death that was ruled an accident by investigators, the medical examiner said.

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