A Michigan man accused in the grisly killing of a hairstylist named Kevin Bacon after meeting him on Grindr was found unresponsive in his jail cell on Tuesday.
Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole told Oxygen.com that Mark Latunski was taken to the hospital for observation “as a precautionary measure,” but was returned to the Shiawassee County Jail “a short time later.”
“He was unresponsive to the deputies calls but was breathing normally,” BeGole said. “After being given smelling salt, he quickly came to attention.”
Latunski, 50, has been charged with open murder and mutilation of a body in the death of the 25-year-old Bacon, whose body authorities said was found hanging by the ankles from the rafters of Latunski’s home in December, according to The New York Post.
The pair had allegedly met through the dating app Grindr.
When Bacon didn’t show up for a Christmas breakfast after having gone on a date, his family became concerned and reported him missing, MLive reports.
The investigation soon led to Latunski’s home and the chemist was arrested a short time later, authorities said.
The 50-year-old was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday night around 5 p.m.
Lt. David Kaiser, of the Michigan State Police, told Oxygen.com that a trooper was dispatched to the jail around 5:08 p.m. Latunski was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, as a guard stood nearby.
“It appears that he has not been eating much since he was lodged,” Kaiser said.
After the brief hospital stay, Latunski was taken back to the jail.
Latunski’s public defender Doug Corwin Jr. submitted an insanity defense for his client last month.
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