In an incredible twist of events, a grand jury in Pennsylvania will soon re-examine the evidence surrounding the mysterious death of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s girlfriend in 1983.
The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, PA, ran a story today reporting that the Lehigh County District Attorney has announced a grand jury will take up the matter of Nancy Argentino’s death, which until about a year ago was a cold case. Last year, the newspaper and wrestling journalist Irv Muchnick raised questions about the death and whether Snuka had allegedly killed her.
Muchnick has long raised doubts of Snuka’s innounced in Argentino’s passing. Muchnick’s piece from 1992, “Superfly Snuka and the Groupie,” is absolute required reading for anyone who was a fan of his in the Northeast in the 1980s.
Snuka’s accounting of the incident has varied over the years, from saying he pushed Argentino in a motel room while horsing around and she hit her head, to later saying she slipped on ice outside, causing injuries. Either way, it sure seems like Snuka got out of a jam with police at the time thanks to possible maneuvering by the WWF and Vince McMahon himself.
Authorities never charged Snuka with any crime. The fact the case is being revisited raises concerns about whether police did the right thing back in 1983.
Let’s hope this thing gets settled once and for all. Snuka is 70 now and says he did not kill Argentino.