CHICAGO — A burlesque performer has been missing from his Pilsen apartment since Monday, his roommate said.
Alberto Ramón Gutiérrez, 26, was last seen about 8:30 p.m. Monday in his apartment in the 1800 block of South Ashland Avenue, said Kiam Marcelo Junio, 28, Gutiérrez's roommate.
Gutiérrez was last heard from just a few hours later.
"He had posted something on his Facebook about 10:40 p.m. indicating that he may be attempting to harm himself in some way," Junio said. "No one has seen him since."
He's "an incredible soul and ... just so very kind and such a positive influence in the Queer community," said Vaudezilla performer Brittny Congleton. "I hope he comes back soon and it's all just turned out to be a big misunderstanding or something."
Gutiérrez is Mexican-American, stands 5-foot-10, weighs about 140 pounds, has a thin build, has short, black hair and brown eyes. He was probably riding his light blue, 10-speed bike or had it with him, Junio said. Gutiérrez has a black sun tattoo on his right forearm and his ears pierced.
"He is a striking individual," Junio said. "If anyone has seen him, they probably would have taken notice."
Police released a missing person's alert for Gutiérrez late Tuesday. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, shorts and green sandals and might be depressed, the alert said.
Police ask anyone with information to call 312-747-8380.