Chef Andrea Zamperoni, who was reported missing on Monday, has been found dead, the New York Police Department said Thursday.
In a statement, the NYPD said the 33-year-old’s body was discovered in a building in Queens and that the cause of death remains under investigation.
Zamperoni was head chef at Cipriani Dolci, a renowned Venetian restaurant inside New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.
Stefania Girombelli, a spokeswoman for Cipriani Dolci, provided a statement confirming Zamperoni’s death.
“Andrea was a responsible, good-hearted, kind and very hard-working individual who will be deeply missed by all of us,” the statement read. “His brother is overcome with grief and regrets he will not be available to provide any comments.”
The NYPD continues to investigate the incident.