2 found dead in former Versace Mansion the day before the designer’s death anniversary – .

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2 found dead in former Versace Mansion the day before the designer’s death anniversary – .


Two people were found dead Wednesday in a hotel room in the former Versace mansion in South Florida, Miami Beach police said.

Two men were discovered by maintenance staff at Villa Casa Casuarina around 1:20 p.m., police said. Police did not say how the couple died.

The discovery was made the day before the 24th anniversary of the murder of famous fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was shot and killed outside the mansion.

Versace was on his way home from his morning stroll to the News Cafe on July 15, 1997, when Andrew Cunanan fatally shot him in the back of the neck.

Eight days later, Cunanan, suspected of killing four other people in three states, committed suicide on a houseboat in North Miami Beach.

The mansion was built in 1930 and Versace bought it in 1992. After his death it was sold and is now a hotel and event space.

A police spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request Wednesday evening for more information on the two bodies discovered earlier today. The police department said on social media that the scene was confined to the hotel room and a death investigation was underway.

An emailed request for comment to the hotel was not immediately returned Wednesday evening. Front desk said a manager wouldn’t be there until morning.

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