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Gay Hook-Up Connection Emerges In Bizarre NYC Death Of Esteemed French Prof

The naked corpse of a prominent Parisian professor named Richard Descoings was found in his NYC hotel room Tuesday afternoon. Bizarrely, there was no sign of forced entry nor any trauma on the body, but alcohol and prescription pills were found.

After an autopsy proved “inconclusive,” Bloomberg News says more toxicology tests will be needed.

According to the New York Post:

Cops found gay-hookup Web sites on the laptop computer of a married French scholar whose naked corpse was found in a posh Midtown hotel room, law-enforcement sources said yesterday.

Richard Descoings, 53, director of the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Studies—and a friend of French President Nicolas Sarkozy—was “really into men,” his widow told cops, according to the sources.

Nadia Marik-Descoings flew in from France yesterday and told cops she was aware of her husband’s homosexual interests “before she met and married him,” the sources added.

Detectives are looking to question two men who visited Descoings’ room Monday evening.

Toxicology reports were not available yet, but if there was no sign of trauma on the body, that means that Descoings probably died from an overdose on pills or alcohol… So how do the two visitors figure in? It’s possible he could’ve committed suicide after hooking up with them, or been doing too much drugs with them, or they drugged him, but it’s still confusing to me.

The other odd part of evidence in this case is the fact that Descoings’ cell phone and laptop were found on the third-floor balcony, although his room was on the seventh floor. Cops presume he flung those things off the balcony, but if these two visitors were out to shag and rob Descoings, wouldn’t they take the most valuable things?

The New York Times reports, less sordidly, that investigators “haven’t determined that there was foul play,” and no other outlets have confirmed the Post‘s gay hook-up connection.

If we are to believe the Post, this might continue a dangerous trend of one or two presumably younger guys showing up at an older guy’s place for a hookup and then preying on him.

If you’re an older man looking for sex on Manhunt, Grindr, Rentboy—especially if you’re looking to hook up with younger guys that could probably overpower you—Queerty urges you to be safe and meet in a public place first. That way, if you decide they’re shady or not worth your time, you can avoid the tragic fate of John Laubach and George Weber.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Apr 5, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • Dude
      Dude

      Danger!!! Gay hook up sites lol

      Apr 5, 2012 at 9:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Muleskinner
      Muleskinner

      It must be true if it’s in the New York Post! aargh!

      Apr 5, 2012 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      I’m sorry but if being straight caused a man to be labeled a f@g then only 3% of men would admit to being straight. Any sexually attractive gay man can tell you when no one else is around guys are 100% into cruising. Just saying…

      Apr 5, 2012 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Montrose Counseling Center - Houston
      Montrose Counseling Center - Houston

      This is NOT Another Article About Online Dating

      Although many articles review online dating tips and they are beneficial for those who are looking for a relationship through the World Wide Web, we also need to be able to talk about hook-up/pick-up safety and in a nonjudgmental way. Let’s be clear; this is about making arrangements with someone to have sex. We’re not talking about dating sites where you hope to find that special someone for the rest of your life.

      Why is it so important we talk about this? Some people are out there cruising with the intent of taking advantage of our community, and they are counting on us to feel ashamed. They suspect that their victims won’t tell anyone or report the crime to police because of this shame, and that is why we are so vulnerable. They respond to posts on popular social networking sites, show up at your home to rob and/or attack you. We know that we don’t have to tell you that people aren’t always who they seem to be online. The internet is a playground for anonymity.

      Click below to read more of our newsletter article on the Do’s & Don’ts of hook-ups.
      http://www.montrosecounselingcenter.org/?p=3362#2

      Apr 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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