January 24, 1998
On Jan. 14, Liz Smith indicated that "model and wannabe actor Shane Purdue" is not only going to play Andrew Cunanan in an upcoming movie about Gianni Versace but that he has been rumored to be the father of Sandra Bernhard's child. Now that's a resume to be envious of. KEN MARCUS Los Angeles
December 23, 1997 |
The houseboat in Miami Beach where suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan took refuge and killed himself last July has sunk. The two-story boat sat on the bottom of Indian Creek with water lapping halfway up its street-level front door after a leak developed overnight. Cunanan, 27, was wanted for the slayings of fashion designer Gianni Versace and four other men.
April 25, 1999
Maureen Orth, author of "Vulgar Favors" ("A Killer Scoop," March 24), marvels that when she asked to interview people who knew Andrew Cunanan, they asked for money, becoming "part of the news for hire circus. . . . Everybody had their hand out." How shocking! That someone would want money! Hey, Maureen, how much did you score for the book and movie deals? PERCY WOLF Burbank
August 13, 1997 |
The fugitive owner of a houseboat in Miami Beach where fashion designer Gianni Versace's alleged killer, Andrew Cunanan, was found dead last month has been arrested on charges of fraud and tax evasion, prosecutors said. Torsten Reineck, wanted by German authorities since 1992, was taken into custody at Frankfurt's international airport when he landed Monday evening. It was not immediately known whether Reineck, 49, returned to Germany voluntarily or under an extradition-style police escort.
September 19, 1997 |
The father of suspected cross-country killer Andrew Cunanan came to Los Angeles this week to begin making a documentary about his son's alleged one-man crime rampage, which authorities believe included the slaying of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace and triggered one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history.
January 13, 2004 |
A play about Andrew Cunanan's 1997 killing spree, being developed by La Jolla Playhouse, is drawing opposition on both coasts. Some members of South Florida's gay community and a friend of Cunanan's in California oppose the production. Cunanan, a 27-year-old reputed gay escort and drug user, was linked to five murders across the country, including the slaying of fashion designer Gianni Versace. He killed himself in Florida in 1997. "Cunanan was sick and do you celebrate that?