It’s slow going down in DC, where coppers are still investigating the sudden, mysterious death of New York nightlife legend Dean Johnson.
Johnson and another man, Jeremy Conklin, died just days apart in former government employee Steven Saleh’s high rise apartment. Both Johnson and Conklin knew Saleh as escorts.
While authorities are still waiting on toxicology reports, things aren’t looking good for Saleh, who’s taking a lot of heat:
…Saleh has emerged as a mystery figure in the deaths of the two gay men.
Police have declined to say whether he is a suspect because no evidence has emerged that a crime has been committed, police said.
Johnsonâ€™s friends have said Johnson told them Saleh is a former federal government employee who sought disability status for what he claimed was a work-related injury. Johnson reportedly described Salehâ€™s apartment as a â€œmini pharmacy,â€ the friends have said, because Saleh was taking a large number of prescription drugs.
Saleh told police that he had given Johnson a sleeping pill before his death. The politico also said Conklin took a pill before dying, but didn’t say whether or not he provided it. Either way, Saleh’s got a lot of explaining to do…