Gay Man Found Bound, Gagged—And Murdered—Inside His Chelsea Apt

John Laubach, a gay insurance executive living in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, was found murdered in his apartment Friday night, reports the Daily News.

Laubach, 55, was found in his bedroom with duct tape across his mouth, his hands bound with an electrical cord and a towel draped over his head. He was naked except for a white T-shirt.

A friend who knew Laubach (right) told Queerty he was very active at the Church of the Ascension, an LGBT-friendly house of worship on Fifth Avenue.

Police are currently questioning a “person of interest” in the case. Though Laubach’s studio apartment was ransacked, there was no sign of forced entry—suggesting he might have known his murderer.

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