Detectives are investigating the death of a chef who went missing earlier this week and was found dead on Wednesday night inside an Elmhurst hotel.
According to the NYPD, at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 21, police responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious man on the first-floor of the Kamway Lodge, located in a converted home on 77th Street between Roosevelt and 41st Avenues.
Upon their arrival, officers from the 110th Precinct — identified by the NYPD on Thursday afternoon as 33-year-old Andrea Zamperoni — unconscious and unresponsive, with no obvious signs of trauma.
EMS responded to the location and declared Zamperoni, a chef at the famed Cipriani Dolci restaurant in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, dead at the scene.
Law enforcement sources said that Zamperoni was officially reported missing at noon on Aug. 19. However, reports on social media indicated that his friends and co-workers had last seen him over the weekend.
One reader who reached out to QNS indicated that Zamperoni was last seen at 2 a.m. on Aug. 18, when he was leaving to see a friend.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.
Updated at 4:15 p.m.