Two men who died of drug overdoses after leaving gay nightspots in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen were murder victims, the town Medical Examiner mentioned Friday.
Julio Ramirez, 25 and John Umberger, 33, died from “acute intoxication” from a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, ethanol and different medicine, the town Medical Examiner mentioned.
A spokesperson for the Medical Examiner says each men were victims of homicides brought on by “drug facilitated thefts.”
Manhattan murder investigators are probing incidents by which robbery crews allegedly drug their victims and then rob them.
No less than seven individuals have been killed within the incidents, police mentioned at a information convention in November. Not all of the victims have been from the LGBTQ group, cops mentioned.
Typically, the victims are provided cocaine and marijuana by strangers as they stroll out of bars, police have mentioned.
The victims are robbed of their cell telephones, and in some circumstances crooks have used money apps to switch cash from the victims’ accounts.
Ramirez, a Brooklyn resident, was found unconscious in the back seat of a taxi on the Lower East Side early on April 21, mentioned information reviews.
Umberger, a Washington, D.C. resident, was discovered dead in an Higher East Facet condominium the place he was staying on June 1, reviews mentioned.