A body found wrapped up and weighed down by a cinder block in the waters near Brooklyn has been identified as the son of a known mob boss, police say.
The New York Post reported on Saturday that 35-year-old Carmine Carini Jr. was found near his home in Mill Basin wrapped in a blue tarp, having a cinder block tied to his legs with electrical wire.
Carini Jr. died of blunt force trauma to the head as well as multiple stab wounds to the arms and legs.
“It was right out of ‘GoodFellas,’” a law-enforcement source said.
Police say Carini’s father was part of the infamous Colombo crime family. Carmine Carini Sr. spent almost a quarter-century in prison for the murder of a record-shop owner in 1983 but was later cleared after two mob informants revealed that his cousins were responsible for the killing.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said they don’t believe Carini Jr. himself was involved with the mob.
“The victim was a reputed mobster’s son. His father had the OC (organized crime) ties, not him. Right now, we’re in an active investigation to see who was in his life at the time,” the police chief said at a press conference Tuesday.
But the son had his own issues.
He was arrested for robbery in 2003, 2004 and in June last year and also had a drug-possession charge in 2010, according to police records.
He spent five years in the slammer for the 2003 robberies, in which he committed 10 muggings in an hour by driving around Bergen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend in a van and threatening strangers for money with a machete or a bat, according to the New York Post.
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