Mystery in New York: two Italians – Luca Nogaris and Alessio Picelli, 38 and 48 years old, both from Rovigo – were found dead inside the rented apartment in Queen’s. The alarm was raised on Tuesday 9 August by a third friend who shared the accommodation with them. The man, who had left the house to shop, would have found Nogaris agonizing on his return, while Picelli was already dead. In any case, no signs of burglary were found in the house. Investigations are now underway to better understand what happened.
At the moment the most accredited hypotheses, as reported by the Corriere della Serathere are two: poisoning– food poisoning or overdose. While the trail of violent death would be excluded. Luca, Alessio and the third friend had been in New York for about a month: officially it would have been a pleasure trip, even if in reality it seems that the three were working on the renovation of an apartment, on commission. Picelli, in fact, was the owner – together with a partner – of a design furniture shop in the center of Rovigo, while Luca was a craftsman, an expert in masonry and systems.
Now the families want official answers and information from the consulate. Under shock, Alessio’s partner, Giampietro: “We are all trying to understand what happened, Alessio was much more than a partner, he was a friend, we heard the news yesterday morning, I haven’t slept for two days”. According to Daily News, which cites sources close to the police, investigators suspect the two died of an overdose. The same sources, then, would have said that close to the bodies they would have been found accessories related to narcotic substances. In any case, the autopsy ordered by the coroner will determine the causes of death.