John Umberger and Julio Ramirez Wiki – John Umberger and Julio Ramirez Biography
The deaths of two men who were found robbed and drugged after leaving gay bars in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen last year have been ruled homicides, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported Friday. Both men died from “drug-facilitated robbery,” the medical examiner said. The New York police said in a statement that they are investigating. John Umberger 33, and Julio Ramirez 25, died within five weeks of each other last spring in similar circumstances, NYPD sources previously told CBS New York. Both men died after being seen leaving popular Hell’s Kitchen gay bars with strangers, CBS New York reported.
Umberger, 33, a political consultant from Washington, D.C. who had come to New York City on business in May 2022, according to CBS New York, died of acute poisoning from the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin, cocaine, lidocaine and ethanol, the medical examiner said. Ramírez, 25, also died of acute poisoning from the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin, cocaine, lidocaine and ethanol, the medical examiner found.
John Umberger and Julio Ramirez Age
The age of John Umberger and Julio Ramirez was 33 and 25 years respectively.
John Umberger and Julio Ramirez cause of death
Ramirez was found dead in the back of a taxi five weeks before Umberger’s death, his family told CBS New York. They said he was last seen on April 20, 2022, leaving the Ritz Bar and Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen with three unidentified men, and was reported dead a day later. Ramirez was also found without a phone and with fraudulent charges on his credit card, his family said. “Someone drugged him to take his phone, to rob him. I mean, that was what happened. There is no doubt that this is what happened,” Carlos Ramírez, Julio’s brother, told CBS New York last May.
Five weeks later, Umberger was last seen leaving Q, a popular nightclub for gay men in Hell’s Kitchen, with two men, his mother told CBS New York in an interview last November. She said police found him dead a few days later inside the East 61st Street apartment where he had been staying. His cell phone was missing and his wallet was empty, CBS New York reported.
NYPD has been investigating “several incidents in which individuals have been the victims of robbery or assault,” an NYPD spokesperson said in a statement to CBS News on Friday. Some of the victims are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, however it is believed that not all victims are,” he read in the statement.Read more…..