Mystery surrounds the death of a real estate agent whose boyfriend claimed she didn’t wake up from a nap – before he ‘withdrew $10,000 from her bank account’.
Alejandro Aparicio said he woke up to find Andrea Greenberg unresponsive at their home in Morningside, Miami, in the early hours of October 10, after the pair had fallen asleep on the sofa.
A toxicology report later found the ‘healthy’ 54-year-old died from ‘acute combined drug toxicity’ from three kinds of the opioid fentanyl and police see the case as an overdose and not homicide.
But a bitter row has broken out over Greenberg’s estate with court records saying Aparicio, 60, logged into her Bank of America checking account on the day she died and withdrew $10,000.
Her friends and relatives remain concerned about the circumstances surrounding Greenberg’s death. An autopsy a day after she died failed to conclusively determine the cause of her death, but police said late last week ‘there is no evidence of a homicide’.
Mystery surrounds the death of real estate agent Andrea Greenberg (left) whose boyfriend Alejandro Aparicio (right) claimed she didn’t wake up from a nap – before he withdrew $10,000 from her bank account the same day
Alejandro Aparicio said he woke up to find Andrea Greenberg (pictured) unresponsive at their home in Morningside, Miami, in the early hours of October 10, after the pair had fallen asleep on the sofa
Suspicions raised by her friends and family were heightened when Aparicio filed a petition to probate a will ten days after her death. It would have made him the only beneficiary and executor of her estate, said to be worth more than $1million.
They are also mystified as to how three types of fentanyl ended up in Greenberg’s system.
Friends said she had been taking diet pills with the knowledge and help of her doctor. Aparicio told the Real Deal they had been making her feel sick for ‘several months’ before her death.
According to the Miami Herald, the toxicology report did not show traces of any kind of street drug despite overdoses of opioid-laced heroin having reached epidemic proportions.
After finding his girlfriend unresponsive, Aparicio performed CPR until emergency crews arrived – but she was later pronounced dead with cardiac arrest the apparent cause.
Court records claimed he withdrew $10,000 from her account that day and then $15,000 more in the following few days. Within a month, nearly $585,000 had been withdrawn from the checking and money market savings accounts, on which Aparicio was a trustee, the court motion said.
A toxicology report later found the ‘healthy’ 54-year-old died from ‘acute combined drug toxicity’ from three kinds of the opioid fentanyl and police see the case as an overdose
After finding his girlfriend unresponsive, Aparicio performed CPR until emergency crews arrived – but she was later pronounced dead with cardiac arrest the apparent cause
The Miami Herald said Aparicio had not commented on its story but told radio talkshow La W last week: ‘I never logged into any computer or utilized any electronic means to move any funds. This is completely false. The transfers were made by the bank.’
He also defended the validity of the will he filed with the probate court.
According to the Miami Herald, Greenberg’s sister, Valerie Greenberg, made an emergency petition to be made personal representative of Andrea’s estate, challenging the validity of the will. Within days, Aparicio dismissed his own petition for administration of the estate.
Valerie’s request was then approved in February and she successfully requested that her sister’s assets be frozen. She is also looking to force Aparicio to move out of the home.
Meanwhile, Aparicio is said to have made a legal bid to recover $700,000 he claims to have spent doing up the house the couple shared.
The Miami Herald quotes Valerie as saying: ‘I am doing this to honor my sister’s life. Alejandro and Andrea were never married. He says he cared about my sister, but his actions say the opposite.
‘My sister deserves better. Andrea will be my sister forever, and I will not stop working for her until I get the truth.’