Police: NJ man among 2 dead in ‘double suicide’ at Gianni Versace’s former mansion


FILE – This Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, shows the South Beach mansion that once belonged to Gianni Versace in Miami Beach, Fla. Two men apparently killed themselves, police said, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel that Gianni Versace turned into his mansion, nearly 24 years to the day before the fashion designer died on the building’s front steps. Their bodies were found by housekeeping on Wednesday, the eve of the anniversary of Versace’s slaying by a suspected serial killer. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Police say two men apparently killed themselves in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel where fashion designer Gianni Versace lived before his death.

The men died Wednesday on the eve of the 24th anniversary of Versace’s slaying on the front steps of the mansion-turned-hotel.

Miami Beach police say it’s “an apparent double suicide.”

The bodies of 31-year-old Adam Rashap of Randolph, New Jersey, and 30-year-old Alexander Gross of York, Pennsylvania, were found by the housekeeping staff.

Versace was killed on July 15, 1997, by 27-year-old suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who later killed himself in a nearby houseboat during a nationwide manhunt.

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