The funeral of Andrea Zamperoni, the chef at the Cipriani Dolci restaurant in Manhattan, was held on Monday.
Family and friends have expressed their respect to the 33-year-old in a Zamperoniat Zorlesco church in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, about 30 miles southeast of Milan.
Zamperoni first disappeared and was subsequently found dead last month in a hostel in Brooklyn, New York.
Family members and friends attend the funeral of Andrea Zamperoni, the chef at Cipriani Dolci restaurant in Manhattan on Monday
Angelina Barini, a prostitute from Queens, is accused of having killed Zamperoni and is being investigated according to at least two more deaths New York Post, Bringing the total to five.
Barini, 41, is also viewed in connection with two additional fatal overdoses, as well as up to six other cases of grand-larceny.
She is accused of practicing Zamperoni and the other victims with a drug cocktail with fentanyl and then robbing them after they have lost consciousness.
Barini is confronted with a federal charge of conspiracy to spread and possess with the intention of spreading one or more substances containing fentanyl.
She was arrested on drugs after the discovery of Zamperoni & body at the Kamway Lodge & Tavern in Elmhurst, Queens, last month.
& # 39; What we do know is that here is a history with Angelina, & # 39; said NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. & # 39; We believe she will go to locations with men and steal property after fainting. & # 39;
The coffin is carried during the funeral of the Andrea Zamperoniat Zorlesco church in Casalpusterlengo, Italy
Mother Oriella and twin brother Stefano Zamperoni during the funeral of Andrea Zamperoni
Mother Oriella (R) and twin brother Stefano Zamperoni (C) attend the funeral of Andrea Zamperoni, the chef at restaurant Cipriani Dolci in Manhattan
Zamperoni first disappeared and was later found dead in a hotel in Brooklyn, New York
In the case of Zamperoni, he was missing four days before his body was found at the Kamway Lodge in Elmhurst, which is located in an area known for drugs and prostitution, after a woman named 911 said he was unconscious.
The police found his body wrapped in a blanket on the floor after Barini opened the door to the hotel room, according to the criminal complaint.
They noted that the hotel room had a & # 39; strong odor corresponding to the odor of a dead body and burning incense & # 39 ;.
She would have told the researchers that she was a prostitute and that Zamperoni had paid her for sex.
Andrea Zamperoni, the 33-year-old chef at Cipriani Dolce at Grand Central Terminal, was found dead last month in a hotel room in Queens
Barini would also say that Zamperoni had liquid ecstasy, but he never woke up.
Authorities say Barini gave everything to her pimp. She reportedly said her pimp said she shouldn't call the authorities, despite Zamperoni bleeding from his nose and mouth.
She claims that her pimp would not let her alert the police and that the body was packed and placed in a garbage bag. Barini said other men came to the room to tell if they should cut the body.
Security footage showed the sex worker on August 18 at 4.58 am the hotel room with Zamperoni, according to the complaint.
The chef was missing four days before his body was found at the Kamway Lodge in Elmhurst, located in an area known for drugs and prostitution, after a woman named 911 said he was unconscious
Security video from outside the hotel and obtained by CBS showed that the police took a woman into custody after the chief's body was found
Upon police interrogation, Barini allegedly told the investigators that she was a prostitute and that Zamperoni had paid her for sex
Authorities say Barini went in and out of the room several times in the coming days before the body of the chief was found.
Zamperoni never left the room again.
He was reported missing by his colleagues when he did not show up for work in the chic restaurant.
The chef, originally from Italy, had also missed his weekly conversation with his mother.
The criminal complaint says that Barini is also related to the death of two other men, including a man who died on July 4 at the Airway Inn in LaGuardia and the death of a man on July 11 at the Crown Motor Inn on Woodside.
She is accused of working with drug dealers to sometimes rob customers after being drugged and incapacitated for work.
Authorities say surveillance video showed her with the other two men in the respective hotels.
Zamperoni was reported missing by his colleagues when he did not show up for work in the chic restaurant. The chef, originally from Italy, had also missed his weekly conversation with his mother
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