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Body Found at Elmhurst Hostel is Missing Cipriani Chef: NYPD

Andrea Zamperoni | NYPD

Aug. 22, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Police confirmed the body found at an Elmhurst hostel last night is that of missing chef Andrea Zamperoni. 

Zamperoni was last seen Monday, Aug. 19 at his home on 74th Street, around the corner from the hostel. 

Zamperoni, 33, was the head chef at the well-respected restaurant Cipriani Dolci in Manhattan’s Grand Central. He never showed up for his afternoon shift on Monday and was then reported missing. 

The investigation into his death is ongoing and the medical examiner is working to determine his cause of death, police said. 

Kamway Lodge, where Zamperoni’s body was found, has a history for drugs and prostitution, according to CBS NY

Kamway Lodge | Google Maps

However the Cipriani’s manager Fernando Dallorso told the news channel the circumstances surrounding Zamperoni’s death were strange, adding “he’s not a guy that goes out or parties or whatever, he’s a hard worker.” 

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Sara Ross

This is so tragic! Good looking man, talented chef, sounds like he had a great family, so what the heck was he doing in a drug den? You never know what’s going on in somebody’s head or if they’re going through something that they can’t get out of. My heart goes out to his family, friends and Cipriani family.

John K

It is so sad that we lost such a young and talented chef! Elmhurst has become a center of such violence, drugs and prostitution that has become a dangerous place to live. We need change!!

Father Angel

Yes it is a paradise….a paradise for pimps, drug dealers, prostitutes, and other criminals. This area needs gentrification to make it a paradise for families


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