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Missing queer performer found safe
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2013-08-16

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A well-known performer in Chicago's queer scene has been found safe after a four-day search that consumed friends and acquaintances.

Alberto Ramon Gutierrez, 26, also known by performance name "Mister Junior" went missing Aug. 12. Friends feared for his safety after reading a Facebook post that suggested he might be in danger. He was last seen at his Pilsen apartment, giving away costumes and accessories to friends.

Kiam Marcelo Junio, Gutierrez's friend and roommate, said that Gutierrez had been found as of Aug. 16.

"Alberto is found, and he is currently safe," Junio said. "He is in good hands."

Junio said that further information is not being released at this time.

Gutierrez's disappearance had set off a community-wide search, with a number of friends posting pictures and articles of the performer on Facebook. A Facebook group dedicated to finding him gathered more than 545 members by Aug. 16.

Original coverage here: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Queer-performer-missing-since-Monday/44074.html .


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