Missing Cipriani Dolci chef Andrea Zamperoni found dead in New York City: Police

PHOTO: Andrea Zamperoni is seen in this undated photo released by the NYPD, Aug. 22, 2019, in hopes of finding him.Playvia New York Police Department
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Andrea Zamperoni, the chef of a high-end New York City restaurant, has been found dead days after he went missing, police said.

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Zamperoni, 33, a head chef at Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Terminal, was found dead on Wednesday on the first floor of a hostel in Elmhurst, Queens, according to police.

His identity was confirmed by authorities on Thursday.

PHOTO: Andrea Zamperoni is seen in this undated photo released by the NYPD, Aug. 22, 2019, in hopes of finding him. via New York Police Department
Andrea Zamperoni is seen in this undated photo released by the NYPD, Aug. 22, 2019, in hopes of finding him.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of the death, police said.

The circumstances leading to his death are under investigation.

The chef had been last seen leaving work at 10 p.m. on Saturday, New York City police said. He was reported missing by his coworkers.

PHOTO: Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Terminal located on the grand staircase in the lobby of Grand Central Station. Sergi Reboredo/picture-alliance/dpa via AP, FILE
Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Terminal located on the grand staircase in the lobby of Grand Central Station.

Zamperoni moved to New York in April, according to ABC New York station WABC.

Cipriani Dolci general manager Fernando Dallorso told WABC that Zamperoni's bank cards haven't been used and his phone has been off for days.