NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI has found possible human remains in a dig at the New York City house once occupied by a famous gangster.
An FBI spokesman confirmed Wednesday that agents found material that they want to test as part of an investigation. He declined further comment.
The digging started Monday in Queens’ South Ozone neighborhood. It was home to James Burke, a Lucchese crime family associate known as “Jimmy the Gent.”
A character based on Burke was played by Robert De Niro in the movie “Goodfellas.”
Burke died behind bars in 1996, two decades after authorities say he masterminded a nearly $6 million heist at New York’s Kennedy Airport.
The Queens house is still owned by the Burke family, but others now live there.
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