Crime

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

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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