Multimillionaire's Body Found Wrapped in Duct Tape Is Considered "Suspicious"

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The death of 70-year-old Ronald Vinci -- who was found dead and wrapped in duct tape in his Fort Lauderdale mansion -- is being considered "a suspicious death" by police, which we're hoping they usually say when they find a body wrapped in duct tape.

Vinci, who earned his millions as owner of several San Diego, California-area Honda dealerships, had just moved into the 7,000-square-foot house at 101 SW Coconut Drive a few weeks ago.

Police discovered Vinci's corpse after someone found it and called 911, although police haven't said who that is.

Probably the most interesting fact about Vinci, reported by the Miami Herald, was that Vinci had once given John DeLorean loans totaling around $1.2 million.

John DeLorean decided to repay the loan, of course, by sending Vinci 70 DeLorean DMC-12s, which apparently weren't actually capable of time travel.

DeLorean sued for the cars back in bankruptcy court, and the Herald says it's not clear how that lawsuit ended.

Regardless, investigators haven't given any further details about the circumstances of his death.

Vinci's body is in the hands of the Broward Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.


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Pauldryan
Pauldryan

Multimillionaire's Body Found Wrapped in Duct Tape Is Considered "Suspicious"Sounds like another "accidental" drowning to this potential juror. :(

Mac
Mac

Has Casey Anthonys' whereabouts/alibi been confirmed??? I understand she is pretty handy w/duct tape...

C H
C H

They should stop selling duct tape in Florida.  It is used for protection from germ warfare terrorists attacks too. Not to mention for everything else, including murder. Kidnappers and rapists use it too. Too much of a good thing. So the death looks suspicious?  With that kind of intellectual prowess by the cops, I wonder if they will catch the murderer?

Is this tape made in America, with American know how?  Probably not, we don't make anything anymore.

jmct
jmct

I live a few blocks away from where this happened. The neighborhood is called Tarpon River. It's where I grew up. The house where the body was found is on the nicest street in the neighborhood, but it's also at the end of the street next to a new park. Nothing bad ever happens in that neighborhood though.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

The Sun-Sentinel reported yesterday that the house was located in Tarpon Bend, which is, of course, a bar.

Lt
Lt

The neighborhood is indeed called Tarpon Bend, the neighborhood and the bar are named after that stretch of waterway called Tarpon Bend. The neighborhood has some affluent homes but also has homeless people wandering around and is down the way from the jail. I know this b/c my parents live there.Its funny the way the media writes things to make them sound one way when they are another. The house is nice but it's also in the middle of everything else downtown Ft. Lauderdale has to offer, good and bad.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

The name of the neighborhood is Tarpon River. Tarpon Bend is a bar. Matt Hendley, can you help us out here?

Patti Lynn
Patti Lynn

Tell me that you're just being sarcastic....

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

What do you mean? I am not being sarcastic. That is what the article said. It also described Tarpon Bend as a well-to-do neighborhood. Tarpon Bend is a fine bar, but the neighborhood where this house is actually located (Tarpon River) is not particularly well-to-do. It's a nice neighborhood, but I don't think of it as wealthy or anything.

Louis Winthorpe III
Louis Winthorpe III

Another Florida duct tape murder !We know it couldn't have been Casey Anthony this time.

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