2 Men Found Dead at Former Versace Mansion Was ‘Double Suicide': Miami Beach Police

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Two men seemingly killed themselves, constabulary said, successful a suite astatine the Miami Beach edifice that Gianni Versace turned into his mansion, astir 24 years to the time earlier the manner decorator died connected the building's beforehand steps.

Their bodies were recovered by housekeeping connected Wednesday, the eve of the day of Versace's slaying by a suspected serial killer. A preliminary probe ruled it “an evident treble suicide,” Miami Beach spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez said Thursday successful an email.

The country was contained to the suite, and detectives are inactive investigating the deaths of Adam Rashap, 31, of Randolph, New Jersey, and Alexander Gross, 30, of York, Pennsylvania, constabulary said.

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Versace was gunned down connected the greeting ofJuly 15, 1997, arsenic helium returned location from the News Cafe, a fewer blocks down Ocean Drive. Andrew Cunanan, who was suspected of sidesplitting 4 cheery men from Minneapolis to New Jersey, changeable him doubly successful the caput astatine point-blank range.

Following a monolithic nationwide manhunt that lasted 9 days, Cunanan, 27, killed himself successful a houseboat wherever helium had been hiding respective miles from the mansion. His decease near authorities with fewer answers to what motivated his sidesplitting spree.

"There was nary termination enactment and nary correspondence to bespeak wherefore helium committed the crimes,″ then-Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Barreto said astatine the time.

In the mid-1990s, on with Giorgio Armani, Versace was considered Italy’s starring ready-to-wear decorator and a awesome of Italian fashion.

The Casa Casuarina was built successful 1930 and was divided into apartments erstwhile Versace bought and converted the spot successful 1992. It has operated arsenic a boutique edifice since 2015.

If you oregon idiosyncratic you cognize is astatine hazard of termination delight telephone the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline astatine 800-273-8255, substance TALK to 741741 oregon spell to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for further resources.

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