Man Found Dead at WeHo’s 24 Hour Fitness

24 Hour Fitness at 8612 Santa Monica Blvd.
24 Hour Fitness at 8612 Santa Monica Blvd.

UPDATE:  The L.A. County Medical Examiner / Coroner’s Office has determined the identity of the man found dead at 24 Hour Fitness early this morning by doing a fingerprint check.  But the office is unable to release his name until it has identified his family.  The man was 60 years old. It is not clear where he resided. 24 Hour Fitness remains closed today.

An as-yet-unidentified man was found dead at around 1 a.m. today in the steam room at 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood.

Sgt. J.R. Klaus of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said a cleaning lady found the man’s body and notified authorities. Klaus said that deputies searched the locker room and other areas and haven’t been able to find identification for the man.

Klause said deputies are waiting for an investigation by the L.A. County Coroner to determine the cause of death.

24 Hour Fitness is a gym at 8612 Santa Monica Blvd. across from Westmount. While it is called 24 Hour Fitness, the gym closes at midnight on Wednesdays.

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James Wright
James Wright
5 years ago

I was their Wednesday night on the 3rd, at 7:45pm,went into steam room, he was not their, so must have happened after me. Only me and one latino and 3 other white men. Also, the only person that should go into his home is his family , friends, & law enforcement period. God bless the man. Pray your resting now in heaven.

Steve Lamson
Steve Lamson
5 years ago

Bobby – your knowing who it is does not give you permission to go into his home to take care of his pets. I don’t understand your reasoning. It’s up to law enforcement to inform his family and friends who then have to pick up the pieces.

Patric Z
Patric Z
5 years ago

Poor guy.

BlueEyedBoy
BlueEyedBoy
5 years ago

I called at 3:00 Thurs afternoon and was told it would be a couple more hours.

My concern, too, is that he might have been saved if he had been found sooner. The estimated time of death should give a clue as to whether staff should have known he was there when they did their routine closing sweep.

Bobby Trendy
5 years ago

Sarah, its important to me who he is. in
case he has a pet in an apt that mat need to be fed or cared for. Im always concerned of the pets as they need guardianship in case something happenes to thier owner.

Brian Hamilton (@iBrianHamilton)

I visited the club tonight (Thursday) around 6 p.m. Everything was open and working as usual.

PhancyPants99
5 years ago

Your’e right stormino, someone should have found him long before the cleaning crew did. He might have been saved. Poor guy.

AJ Chevyboy
AJ Chevyboy
5 years ago

Perhaps the victim went into the area AFTER the sweep by staff. Rumor & supposition doesn’t really do anybody any good. Let’s wait for the official investigation to conclude and then we can all second guess and deliberate about information we will probably never have anyways….

Sarah
Sarah
5 years ago

Wow, I have never seen such gossipy, awful people as the majority of you above. Have some respect. This is someone’s family and loved one. It’s none of your business who it is.

stormin93
stormin93
5 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Sarah: Yes, you are right about some of the comments but it is a legitimate concern for those of us you are members to understand why a sweep by staff wasn’t done earlier.

Tom Smart
Tom Smart
5 years ago

May he rest in peace poor guy.

Don Wise (@doncwise)
5 years ago

So much for staffing doing their job and clearing the place out at closing.

stormin93
stormin93
5 years ago

YES: I don’t understand WHY they don’t check the area AFTER 10PM when the area closes (Pool and Sauna/Steam) and at MIDNIGHT when the club closes.

stormin93
stormin93
5 years ago

It closes at MID. Mon-THURS and 11PM FRI-SUN!