SAN DIEGO — The San Diego triple homicide of Gianni Belvedere, his brother Salvatore Belvedere and his girlfriend Ilona Gregorievna Gorshkova, who is also known as Ilona Flint, in December 2013 continues to baffle authorities.
Salvatore Belvedere and Flint, both 22 years old, were gunned down in a parking lot outside a Macy’s department store at the Mission Valley Mall in the early hours of Dec. 24, 2013.
Flint was able to contact police less than 30 seconds before she and Salvatore Belvedere were shot. She died at the scene and Salvatore died a few days later from injuries sustained in the shooting.
Gianni Belvedere, 24, went missing after the shooting. Initially there was speculation that he could have been the shooter. That theory was disproved when his body was found in the trunk of a car on Jan. 17 in Riverside, Calif.
All three died from gunshots wounds to the head.
Former FBI special agent Brad Garrett speculated, as many others have, that the manner of death of the trio indicated a targeted execution that might be tied to the drug trade. Other theories as to a possible motive are that the brothers owed a large amount of money to someone.
Gianni Belevedere did not appear to ever be employed.
He was listed as a part business owner of a gluten free pizza and pasta business, however the Facebook page for the business has few postings, and an investigation by News 10 found a number of questionable items relating to the business.
The investigation into the San Diego Triple homicide is ongoing. Police did observe a possible suspect that they have placed at the mall numerous times before the shootings.
The male suspect is described as an unknown race, standing 5-foot-10 to 6-foot wearing a black hoodie with white bands in the biceps area of the sweatshirt, tan pants and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the SDPD’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.