In 1983, the girlfriend of WWE superstar "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka died and the professional wrestling star was a key suspect in her death. However, charges were never filed against Snuka. According to Rajah.com on Jan. 28, a grand jury in Pennsylvania have re-opened the case.
The death occurred when Snuka called for an ambulance, and when emergency personnel arrived, they found Nancy Argentino injured. She was transported to a hospital where she died of brain injuries.
According to the medical examiner, foul play was suspected and Argentino had injuries consistent with abuse. She had more than two dozen cuts and bruises all over her body. The death, as reported in the autopsy report, was caused by injuries consistent with a moving head striking a stationary object.
At the time of her death, Snuka said that he returned from a wrestling television taping to find her gasping for air with yellow fluid coming from her mouth. He immediately called her help. At least five people, including the police officer who reported to the scene, said that Snuka admitted to pushing her and she fell, hitting her head.
Later, he recanted that story and said that they pulled over for a restroom break on their way to the hotel, where she fell and hit her head. While Snuka was never charged, he lost a civil lawsuit to her family for $500,000.
The reason the grand jury is opening the case again 30 years later is because the autopsy was just released three weeks ago and there was police interviews that had never been released. The district attorney said he wants the grand jury to look at the new evidence and see what they think.
"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka is now 70 years old and is a WWE Hall of Fame star. His daughter Tamina Snuka now wrestles in the WWE.