American tycoon and former CEO of Spanish shipyard was ‘fatally poisoned and robbed by men he met at a party and invited back to his luxury Westin Palace Hotel room in Madrid for sex’
- An American tycoon and the former CEO of Spain’s biggest private shipbuilding company was fatally poisoned and robbed, investigators revealed
- Jose Rosado, 43, was found dead in his hotel room at the Westin Palace Hotel in while on vacation in Madrid in October
- Police said Rosado had met two men the night of his death and invited them back to his luxury hotel room for sex
- Two men have been arrested and charged in connection to Rosado’s death
- Both men have been arrested several times before and are believed to have committed similar crimes
- Rosado’s death was initially believed to have been by natural causes until police discovered he had been robbed and his credit cards were being used
An American tycoon and former CEO of a Spanish shipyard was reportedly fatally poisoned and robbed in Madrid by two men he invited back to his hotel room for sex in October.
Jose Rosado, 43, was found dead in his hotel room at the high-end Westin Palace Hotel in while on vacation in Madrid, after his partner of nearly 13 years, Nicholas Young, grew concerned when he couldn’t reach him and asked hotel staff to check in.
Surveillance footage from the night of October 29 showed Rosado return to his hotel room with two or three men, the Daily Beast first reported.
His death was initially believed to have been caused by natural causes until police discovered that he had been robbed.
The toxicology report found large amounts of psychotropic substances and alcohol, and his room was found disheveled but the case was not ruled a homicide until the stolen items were corroborated by Rosado’s partner.
Two unnamed men have been arrested in Madrid in connection to Rosado’s death. Police have arrested a Romanian, 39, with nine previous arrests and a Moroccan, 29, with 17 prior arrests for similar crimes.
The two men have been charged with homicide, robbery with violence and fraud. They are currently behind bars awaiting their trial.
Jose Rosado, 43, was found dead in his hotel room by staff at the Westin Palace Hotel in while on vacation in Madrid in October
Police said Rosado was fatally poisoned and robbed by two men he met the night of his death and invited back to his luxury hotel room for sex
Rosado had recently stepped down as CEO of Spain’s biggest private shipbuilding and yacht-making company Hijos de J. Barreras in 2020.
He was born in New Jersey and raised in Puerto Rico. He lived in Argentina, England, Spain and the United States working in the maritime, energy and banking industries and traveled to more than 50 countries.
Local police have said that Rosado met the two men at a party on October 29 when he invited them back to his hotel room for sex.
The suspects are believed to have subdued Rosado by placing drugs in his drink before they robbed him and went shopping with his credit card.
Investigators said that the combination of drugs and alcohol killed Rosado. They believe the two men have used this ploy before.
Police tracked down the two men using DNA found at the scene. They were found with €2,500 (about $2,800) in cash, new phones, computer equipment, jewelry, documents that did not belong to them and other suspicious items of value.
Rosado had recently stepped down as CEO of Spain’s biggest private shipbuilding company Hijos de J. Barreras
The two men who allegedly killed and robbed Rosado have been charged and are believed to have conducted similar crimes before
The entrepreneur is remembered by his loved for his ‘zest for life’ and ‘his passion to explore the world,’ his obituary states.
He is remembered as being ‘bold, confident, and courageous with a quick wit and uncanny ability to develop the deepest of relationships.’
Rosado and his partner did not have children but he leaves behind a large family.
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