Press Release: Grand Jury to Reopen 30-Year-Old Murder Investigation Involving WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka

Mike Killam

file_181513_2_takersnuka‚ÄčIt was recently announced that the 30-year-old investigation of the possible murder of Nancy Argentino will resume under a grand jury. Argentino passed away in 1983 after a suspicious incident involving WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who was the only suspect in the case. A decision was never made in the case, which remains open. The following press release was sent out: 

“Several months ago, I was contacted by the surviving sisters of Nancy L. Argentino, who died under unusual circumstances. I directed Chief Deputy District Attorney Charles F. Gallagher III to conduct a preliminary review of the investigative file and any and all evidence that was gathered over the past 30 years by the lead Detective, former Whitehall Township Detective and now Lehigh County Detective Gerald Procanyn, and others.

“Chief Deputy District Attorney Gallagher has recommended that the District Attorney’s Office utilize the power and resources of the current Investigating Grand Jury in this matter.

Accordingly, I directed that the circumstances surrounding the death of Nancy L. Argentino, and all evidence related thereto, be presented to the Seventh Investigating Grand Jury, which is currently empanelled.

“Grand Jury proceedings are a time-consuming process, and it will take months before the Grand Jury concludes its work on this case.

“Under the Investigating Grand Jury Act, 42 Pa.C.S.A. §4541 et seq., the proceedings of the Grand Jury are secret and may not be disclosed. Accordingly, I will have no further comment on this matter until the Investigating Grand Jury concludes its work.”

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