Christian Andreacchio was discovered lifeless within the upstairs of his condo in Meridian, Mississippi on February 26, 2014. He was slumped over his bathtub and had been shot within the head.
Authorities with the Meridian Police Division rushed to the scene. After a 45-minute investigation, the 21-year-old’s dying was dominated a suicide and the case was closed.
The dedication of suicide shocked Andreacchio’s household. In response to those that knew him the most effective, Andreacchio had huge plans to grow to be a ship captain. By all exterior appearances, he seemed to be completely satisfied along with his life — and had by no means proven any indication that he wished to kill himself. The Andreacchio household maintains that Christian’s dying was a results of foul play — and that they imagine the bodily proof reveals that he didn’t commit suicide.
For one factor, Christian was not alone within the condo. Two people have been with him and each of them have been initially named in arrest warrants that have been by no means fulfilled by regulation enforcement. Each of the individuals within the condo allegedly had gunshot residue on their palms.
Moreover, Andreacchio was right-handed, however the pistol was discovered by his left leg. It was additionally uncocked, with a reside spherical within the chamber.
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The household employed their very own forensic consultants, who concluded that the blood spatters within the toilet and the situation of a bullet gap by the sink didn’t line up with the official clarification that Andreacchio had shot himself whereas kneeling over the bathtub.
Regardless of the alleged new proof, the Meridian Police Division stands by their preliminary ruling of suicide and the household believes that they’ve been blocked by native and state companies of their seek for justice.
The mysterious dying of Andreacchio is now being investigated within the podcast Culpable, out there on Apple Podcasts. After its summer time debut, it rapidly landed within the prime 20 on the Apple podcast charts, the place it nonetheless stays.
The podcast, produced by Tenderfoot Productions, seeks to determine what occurred within the final minutes of Andreacchio’s life. The producers of Culpable really feel so strongly that Andreacchio didn’t commit suicide that they’ve provided a $100,000 reward for data resulting in the arrest and conviction of whoever is chargeable for Andreaccio’s dying.
“The amount of exposure that we can generate for a case opens the door for new information, tips and witnesses to come forward, many of whom do not feel comfortable talking to police,” says Donald Albright, Tenderfoot govt producer. “In Christian’s case too many have turned a blind eye. It’s much harder to do that when we shine a bright light on their activities and go places where law enforcement is unwilling to go.”
The Meridian Police Division didn’t return PEOPLE’s name for remark.