Julia Ghahramani, Amanda Scher and Ross Mtangi Obituary News: Connection in the death of 3 New Yorkers who ordered Cocaine from the same delivery service.
26-year-old Julia Ghahramani, 38-year-old Amanda Scher and 40-year-old Ross Mtangi had texted the DoorDash-style cocaine delivery service on a Wednesday. They all died from the illicit fentanyl that had been mixed into it.
Ross Mtangi, a trading executive at Credit Suisse Group AG, informed his expectant partner that he was heading to work as he left his Manhattan apartment in March 2021 while carrying his laptop.
He booked a room at a neighboring hotel and focused on business calls. Later, he texted a drug delivery service to order cocaine. On the hotel’s surveillance system was a man with a face mask, cross-body bag, and baseball cap.
A follow-up meeting was missed by 40-year-old Mr. Mtangi. The following day, his sister and her partner discovered his body at the motel. Police discovered translucent black baggies with fatal fentanyl mixed up with the cocaine on a table.
First-year attorney Julia Ghahramani, 26, texted the same delivery service the same day from the East Village. She also perished. At Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, she had just begun a distant career.
38-year-old social worker Amanda Scher followed suit. She passed away in the apartment she shared with her Chihuahua-Corgi rescue dog in Greenwich Village. It was close to New York University, where she had earned her master’s degree.