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Press Release: Grand Jury to Investigate 1983 Death of WWE Legend Jimmy Snuka’s Girlfriend

– Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin issued the following press release today, announcing that a grand jury will be investigating the 1983 death of WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka’s girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.


Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin has directed that evidence in the 1983 death of Nancy L. Argentino of New York be presented to the Seventh Investigating Grand Jury.

Argentino, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died on May 11, 1983, in Allentown.

District Attorney Martin has issued the following statement regarding the death:

“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.”

  • Sarah

    Please do the math on this not so mysterious death of a young healthy 23 year old girl.
    Read any of the recent articles by Allentown Morning Call Newspaper including the published
    autopsy that states Nancy Argentino had died of an injury to the back of her head by blunt force
    and had deep wounds, bruises, & cuts from head to toe. The case is still open to this day and the DA in
    Allentown has turned the case over to the grand jury to decide to prosecute for voluntary manslaughter or murder. Even if charges are to late to be found this is a true case of being tried by public opinion.
    All the BS given to the police and DA at the time of her death is an insult to the readers intelligence.

  • Tracy Durham

    Innocent until proven guilty.

  • nobody

    I hope he gets the Chris Benoit treatment, he is a carnal murderer and raving drug addict.

  • Mizzle

    Hope Snuka finally get nailed for the murder he committed in my home town. It disgusts me every time i drive past the Ramada and think about what he did, and still he got inducted into the WWE HOF and walks around a free man