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Chronology of a Death Spree

THE MANHUNT ENDS

July 25, 1997

According to authorities, these slaying are linked to Andrew Phillip Cunanan:

APRIL 27

Cunanan left a message for Jeffrey Trail, 28, a gas company manager in Minneapolis, asking Trail to meet him at the apartment of architect David Madson. The three had met when Trail, a former Navy officer, was stationed in San Diego.

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APRIL 29

The body of Trail, Cunanan's first alleged victim, was found in Madson's apartment, rolled up in a rug. He had been bludgeoned with a claw hammer, found nearby.

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MAY 3

The body of Madson, 33, was found by fishermen near a lake about 30 miles north of Minneapolis. He was shot in the back of the head.

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MAY 4

Lee Miglin, 72, a millionaire real estate developer from Chicago, found dead by his wife in their garage. Police speculate Cunanan met Miglin by chance. He was tortured, his throat slashed with a saw, chest stabbed with pruning shears. Madson's red Jeep was found nearby and Miglin's Lexus was missing.

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MAY 9

The body of William Reese, 45, a cemetery caretaker, is discovered at Finn's Point National Cemetery in Pennsville, New Jersey. He had been shot. Miglin's 1994 Lexus was found nearby and Reese's Chevy pickup truck was missing.

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JULY 15

Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace shot twice in the head on the steps of his mansion in Miami Beach. Reese's pickup truck found nearby.

The Gun: .40-caliber semiautomatic. Versace, Reese and Madson were killed with this model Smith & Wesson, the same type found at the suicide site.

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