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)