Two men were found dead inside a hotel room at the former Versace Mansion in Miami Beach on Wednesday afternoon, nearly 24 years to the day after the famed Italian fashion designer was assassinated by a serial killer at his palatial beachfront home.
A housekeeper at the luxury $1,200-a-night Villa Casa Casuarina Hotel on Ocean Drive called 911 at around 1.20pm to summon police after making the grim discovery inside one of the rooms.
First responders with Miami Beach Fire Rescue pronounced the two men dead at the scene, reported Local10. No additional information has been released on the deceased.
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Police said the scene was contained to one room at the Villa Casa Casuarina Hotel on Ocean Drive, formerly the home of world-renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace
The incident comes on the eve of the 24th anniversary of Versace's assassination, which took place on the front steps of his mansion on July 15, 1997 (pictured)
The Miami Beach Police Department tweeted less than an hour later that the scene was contained to one room and detectives have launched a 'death investigation.'
WSVN reported, citing police sources, that the men died from gunshot wounds.
The fatal incident comes on the eve of the 24th anniversary of Gianni Versace's gruesome murder at the hands of Andrew Cunanan.
The 27-year-old Cunanan, a former male prostitute-turned-serial killer, shot and killed the 50-year-old renowned couturier on the front steps of his gilded mansion on July 15, 1997.
Curious tourists pose every day for pictures outside the imposing wrought-iron gate where Versace was shot twice in the head,