She was just 23 years old when she died on May 10th 1983. Nancy Argentino was the girlfriend of married WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Wrestling Superstar Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, when she was found in a motel room at the George Washington Motor Lodge that she shared with Snuka in the town of Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. Paramedics at the time noticed she had a critical head injury and she was rushed to a hospital where she would eventually pass away from a traumatic head/brain injury. A Brooklyn, New York native, she often traveled with Snuka whenever he was on tour in the North East region of the country.
The case was deemed suspicious as an autopsy revealed that Argentino suffered from several bruises and cuts prior to her death. It was also noted that the fatal blow to the head resulted from Argentino’s head striking a grounded or unmoving object. Despite suggestions from the Coroner and other Law Enforcement, the case was never investigated as a homicide until decades later when Snuka had an autobiography published that relayed things that incriminated him in Argentino’s death. Snuka is alleged to have not only repeatedly beaten ARgentino, but other women as well including his own wife. In September of 2015, he was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges, for the death of Nancy Argentino. Superfly denied his guilt in court and was ultimately found unfit for trial due to dementia and an ongoing cancer battle. Snuka died in early 2017, but there is a strong belief that there are others that knew what Snuka did and never came forward to authorities.
(Sources – Vice: Darkside of the Ring)
On the evening on June 9th, 1979. Sixty year old grandmother Anthonina Raibikis was violently attacked at the driveway of the home of her daughter in the town of Wolcott, Connecticut. It was only moments earlier, that she and her sister had just closed Raibikis’s package store in nearby Waterbury. As soon as she arrived at her daughter’s house at 545 Boundline Road, her sister was assaulted by an unknown male attacker. Her sister got away but was badly bruised. The unknown assailant then pointed a gun at the head of Raibikis who was still in the car and shot her dead. The murderer then took her purse which contained several hundred dollars and fled on foot. The attacker (compisite sketch below) was believed to be around six feet tall, in his twenties and a white male.
At the time of the crime the police found cigarette butts at the scene. Twenty five years later DNA tests were run against saliva found on those cigarette butts. What Detectives found, surprised them. The DNA also matched that of a perpetrator of an still unsolved sexual assault in 1995 in the town of New Milford (near the New York Border in Connecticut). To date this is the only unsolved homicide in the town of Wolcott. There is a twenty thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of conviction of the persons involved in the murder of Raibikis. If you have any information about this case you are asked to call Wolcott Police at 203-879-7612. All calls can be confidential.
(Sources Republican-American & Hartford Courant)
It is perhaps one of the most disturbing cases of violence against an older and physically disabled person. Robert Hollis who was legally blind and seventy five years of age, was found beheaded in his apartment located in the city of Inglewood on Thursday afternoon by his son. Hollis was found in his apartment in the 800 block of Glenway Drive just before 1 p.m on Thursday on June 18th, 2015. A neighbor had called the son to report a concern that Hollis had not showed up to go shopping with the neighbor. To make the case even more bizarre, his head has never been located. Hollis who was divorced and sang in various church choirs. He was often referred to by others by his nickname “Bojangles”.
Family and Police are unsure of the motive for his murder but are not sure if robbery was one because he was wearing his jewelry at the time of death. Evidence suggests that someone may have broken into his home to commit the horrible crime. To learn more about Robert Hollis, you can view a tribute video to him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Inglewood police at (310) 412-5246.
(Sources CBS News & ABC 7)