this day in crime history: july 15, 1997

Cunanan

On this day in 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot and killed outside his home in Miami Beach, FL. Versace’s killer, Andrew Cunanan, had gone on a killing spree that started three months earlier in Minneapolis. Versace was Cunanan’s fifth and final (known) victim. Cunanan committed suicide on July 24th on a houseboat in Miami. His motive for the killings remains unknown.

Further reading:

FBI: Serial Killers – Andrew Cunanan Murders a Fashion Icon

Crime Museum – Versace Murder

Wikipedia – Andrew Cunanan

2 thoughts on “this day in crime history: july 15, 1997

  1. John D.:
    —And here I was wondering why they were mentioning the Versace killing on TV.
    That was one elusive killer.
    (who, as many do, took the easy way out).
    I can’t imagine how those in Minnesota were feeling while police sought this perp.

    Good story and links.

    Stay safe

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