January 4, 1998 |
A gym bag that Andrew Cunanan left behind at the outset of a killing spree contained steroids, which are known to cause violent behavior when abused, a newspaper reported. Five vials of injectable testosterone--often used illegally by athletes to build muscle--were found at the apartment of Jeff Trail, according to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
November 8, 1997 |
Fearing a mistrial, a judge refused to tell a juror that her father had a heart attack. The man died hours later, just before the jury announced its verdict. Judge Rex Stacey was told about the juror's father Thursday during the murder trial of a Minneapolis man. Because two alternates had been sent home the previous day, stopping deliberations would have caused a mistrial, the judge said.
September 9, 1997 |
A man shot and killed a woman before fatally shooting himself Monday outside a computer-manufacturing company. The woman, who worked for Magnetic Data, was shot by the man after they argued in a car as she was coming to work about 7 a.m., said Julie Meinzer, a police spokeswoman. The man, who did not work at the company, then shot himself. The two arrived at the company parking lot in this Minneapolis suburb with another woman who worked at the firm.
July 17, 1997 |
A homosexual prostitute and reputed serial killer who is suspected of gunning down fashion designer Gianni Versace eluded a massive dragnet Wednesday, but officials said they were operating on the theory that he was still in the area. A spokesman for the Miami Beach police said the search for Andrew Phillip Cunanan, 27, a former San Diego resident believed to be in the midst of a cross-country murder spree, was at a "very sensitive" point.
July 6, 1997 |
A man suspected of four slayings in three states was reportedly spotted in Oklahoma City driving the car that belonged to his latest victim, the FBI said. Two people reported seeing a person they believed was Andrew Cunanan over the past three weeks in Oklahoma City, driving a red pickup owned by one of his victims, the FBI said Friday. Cunanan, 27, of San Diego, is on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list.
May 11, 1997 |
Authorities expanded their search Saturday for a man wanted in connection with three slayings in the Midwest after a New Jersey cemetery caretaker was found shot to death. Investigators said they had no solid leads on the whereabouts of Andrew Phillip Cunanan, who is believed to be traveling in the caretaker's red pickup truck. "He could be anywhere," Sheila Horan, an FBI spokeswoman in Philadelphia, said at a news conference. "We're obviously trying to run down leads."