MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A decease probe is underway astatine a edifice that was the erstwhile Versace mansion connected South Beach.
Miami Beach constabulary conscionable aft 1 p.m. they received a telephone from housekeeping astatine The Villa Casa Casuarina successful the 1100 artifact of Ocean Drive. Arriving officers and occurrence rescue recovered 2 males dormant successful 1 of the hotel’s rooms.
According to investigators, the country is contained to the room.
Famed Italian manner decorator Gianni Versace was gunned down extracurricular his South Beach mansion successful a execution that stunned South Florida on with the remainder of the world.
It was July 1997. The designer, 50, had conscionable unlocked the gross of his location aft having meal astatine the News Café connected Ocean Drive erstwhile a antheral successful his mid-twenties, serial slayer Andrew Cunanan, pulled a weapon and changeable him doubly successful the backmost of the head.
Versace’s humor stained the coral beforehand steps of the spot aft the shooting. The world-famous, part-time resident, lived successful the location for 5 years earlier his murder.
The manhunt for Cunanan, erstwhile a antheral prostitute, made planetary headlines successful the days that followed.
He was suspected successful the murders of 4 different men and was already connected the national 10 astir wanted database astatine the clip helium changeable and killed Versace.
A small much than a week aft Versace’s murder, Cunanan killed himself connected a shuttered houseboat astir 40 blocks northbound of the mansion arsenic constabulary closed in.
At Versace’s ceremonial successful Milan Italy a week aft his death, personage mourners included Elton John, Georgio Armani, and Princess Diana, 1 period earlier her ain decease successful Paris.
The mansion was sold successful 2013 VM South Beach LLC which besides owns the Hotel Victor adjacent doorway to the erstwhile mansion.