July 28, 1997 in Nation/World

Cunanan’s Body Readied For Shipment

Compiled From Wire Services

The medical examiner’s office released the body of Andrew Cunanan, and a funeral home on Sunday prepared the remains for shipment to his family in California.

The body was released Saturday to one funeral home but was later transferred to another because of media scrutiny, said Therman Wilkes, a funeral home employee responsible for the shipment of Cunanan’s remains.

The remains will be flown to Glenn Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, Calif. Neither Wilkes nor Glenn Abbey would comment on whether there will be a cremation or burial.

Authorities suspect Cunanan in a cross-country killing spree that left five men dead - including fashion designer Gianni Versace - in four states and prompted an intensive manhunt.

Cunanan killed himself on Wednesday with the same .40 caliber gun he allegedly used to kill three of his victims, including Versace.

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