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Report: Man found in medical distress at Steamworks, later dies
by Matt Simonette
2017-07-12

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A 31-year-old man was pronounced dead early the morning of July 11 after being found in medical distress in a room at Steamworks Baths, 3246 N. Halsted St., in Lake View.

The incident was first reported July 11 on the Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown (CWB blog.

The man was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. According to a CWB source, evidence of GHB—gamma hydroxybutyrate, referred to colloquially as a "date rape drug"—was discovered at the scene. Area North detectives are investigating the matter.

According to the Cook County medical examiner's office, David Anthony Deleon, of the 3600 block of North Rita Street, was found at Steamworks and pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic on July 11 at 6:02 a.m. The cause and manner of death have not yet been revealed, pending further studies.

The incident marks the second such episode at Steamworks this year. On Jan. 23, a 36-year-old man was found unresponsive in the bath house's jacuzzi area. No evidence of foul play was determined at the time of that episode.

Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown's article is at BIT.LY/2UELTDP .

[ARTICLE UPDATED JULY 17, 2017]


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