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(Local6)   Mob used double-decker coffins to hide murder victims   ( divider line
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11825 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Oct 2003 at 3:04 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-10-07 01:21:54 PM  
eh, easia to bury'em in da sand, right louie?

2003-10-07 01:32:20 PM  
That's friggin' brilliant.
2003-10-07 01:34:39 PM  
I always assumed they ended up in my golden retriever's Alpo.
2003-10-07 01:47:09 PM  
So grandma is laying on top of fat italian snitch. What a nice thoght.
2003-10-07 02:02:22 PM  
What happened to the good old days when you'd throw a man into the ocean with a chain around him?
2003-10-07 02:15:17 PM  
...or just dump 'em in wet cement foundations?
2003-10-07 03:07:48 PM  
...or bury him under the Meadowlands?
2003-10-07 03:08:38 PM  
That's pretty clever...

Potty: The end zone at the Meadowlands
2003-10-07 03:08:45 PM  
Feh, they did that in "Things to Do in Denver When Your Dead"
2003-10-07 03:09:06 PM  
This is how mourners came to the funeral:

[image from too old to be available]
2003-10-07 03:09:35 PM  
This is old news.
2003-10-07 03:12:03 PM  
Sonny: "Wha ... what the hell is this Sal?"

Sal: "It's a Sicilian message: Bruno sleeps with the dead blue haired widow."
[image from too old to be available]

2003-10-07 03:13:24 PM  
So another good source of speculation of what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. Now the govment will be digging everywhere.
2003-10-07 03:13:29 PM  
Ahh old new it's what us ghouls refer too as a double meat.
2003-10-07 03:14:21 PM  
Dagnabit, why didn't I think of that.

/walks away, dragging shovel
2003-10-07 03:15:22 PM  
grammer nazi's please don't hurt me.....DOH!!!
2003-10-07 03:15:22 PM  
I was sure I heard this story a bunch of times before, then I realized it was Anthony "The Reduntant" Rotondo spilling his guts. The guy should get wacked just for his lack of imagination...
2003-10-07 03:16:30 PM  
that is smart but i thought snitches etc. were frozen in carbonite and traded for spice or hang on jabbas wall .
2003-10-07 03:17:07 PM  

I knew I saw it somewhere! Maybe this stool pidgeon is just yanking the FBI's chain to make it look like he was more important than he actually was.

He probably saw it in that movie too.
2003-10-07 03:17:11 PM  
As said above, OLD news. Now that creamatoriums are so common thats where they seem to end up a good deal. Then the ashes make GREAT concrete statues.

2003-10-07 03:17:39 PM  
I oughta whack you for your damn spelling
2003-10-07 03:17:40 PM  
2003-10-07 03:13:29 PM slofut

Ahh old new it's what us ghouls refer too as a double meat.

Two all beef patties, special sauce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Scratch that, in a mahogany coffin.
2003-10-07 03:17:59 PM  
I gotta call bowl shirt on this one. It makes for interesting cliche fodder, but there must be a 100 other, easier means of body disposal. If you bury it in a coffin, it can still be evidence if exhumed. "What am I talking about? I'm talking about the new Binford Corpse Chipper/Shredder!" [/Tim Allen]

Seriously, how difficult would it be to load up a chipper shredder onto a boat, feed the fishes with minced mobster? The idea is that the body & all related evidence disappear - interment in a coffin does not accomplish this. Even the old stand by of wrapping the body in chain link fence would work better than interment in a working coffin.
2003-10-07 03:18:08 PM  
I've read about the idea of getting rid of a body by burying it at the bottom of an open grave. Same idea, only this way you have to actually have a funeral scheduled at the same time, which might be unlikely. The grave idea works any old time.
2003-10-07 03:18:58 PM  
2003-10-07 03:15:22 PM slofut

grammer nazi's please don't hurt me.....DOH!!!

That would be grammar Nazis.

/Spelling Nazi
2003-10-07 03:19:06 PM  
Yes, but were they put down in a 69 position?
2003-10-07 03:20:46 PM  
Seems to me this story should have the "obvious" tag.
2003-10-07 03:33:10 PM  
ive heard this before, smart as hell but really simple if you think about it
2003-10-07 03:38:29 PM  
If corpses could talk:
Great- first I'm mudered by the mob with an icepick to the ear, now I have to spend eternity with a 500 lb woman crammed on top of me.
2003-10-07 03:40:05 PM  
I've heard of the bury the body at the bottom of an open grave trick but never a double decker coffin. Wouldn't it be easier to do two at once cremations than a double coffin.
2003-10-07 03:40:30 PM  
I heard this story this morning on AM talk radio. Apparently they claimed the cost of the funerals, paid for by the family of the old ladies or whoever, would be discounted.

Also for the farkers who claim this is BS, things like wood chippers probably didn't exist way back in the 20's and 30's. That and bodies sometimes could wash up.

Nowadays digging up coffins to perform DNA analysis and stuff like that is probably more common than it was in that day.
2003-10-07 03:43:03 PM  
well this was fascinating...a few months ago...on a special on some learning channel
2003-10-07 03:45:53 PM  
Sure the bodies used to wash up. But crabs would eat their eyeballs.
2003-10-07 03:47:26 PM  
Rotondo told jurors the heavy weight of the coffins often surprised pall bearers.

"Woah. Grandma must have put on some weight. Feels like we're carrying both her and Sal Bonpensiero."
2003-10-07 03:56:48 PM  
"Sure the bodies used to wash up. But crabs would eat their eyeballs."

I thought that was just the jumpers who changed their minds.
2003-10-07 04:04:04 PM  
When the mob is involved, nothing should ever be considered "weird". "Creative" is more like it.

/never knows when he'll need a favor ;)
2003-10-07 04:04:32 PM  
Damn, I would have never thought to look there!

By the way, OregonVet, you are going to hell.
2003-10-07 04:05:11 PM  
What, this is actually news?
Anyone who read The Godfather knows that this is what the undertaker was afraid of happening once he was in Don Corleone's debt.
Oh, and Hoffa's the fender on a '75 Pontiac.
2003-10-07 04:06:03 PM  
give it a name...

/jimmy the saint
2003-10-07 04:13:02 PM  
grammy???!?!?! no!
2003-10-07 04:35:13 PM  
Yeah, we pulled that trick on ol' Larry Lobstermouth.
2003-10-07 04:38:23 PM  
was on the NYC subway this morning and noticed a guy reading this in the paper. I wasn't the only one. Some other guy turned to the newspaper guy and started asking him questions about the story that he was reading over the guy's shoulder. only in new york do you find strangers reading your paper and spending the after life in your coffin.
2003-10-07 05:00:04 PM  
Why din't they bury dat 500lb fat lady in one of dese heah doubledeckah cocffins?
2003-10-07 05:22:39 PM  
I read somewhere that the irish mafia would dissolve the bodies in sulfuric acid and wash the evidence down the bathtub drain... a la the Cleaner in Point of No Return.

2003-10-07 05:23:22 PM  
PS - "Hey - this one's not dead yet."
2003-10-07 05:51:43 PM  
bughunter: "I feeel haaaappppyyy!"

2003-10-07 06:32:44 PM  
Cement overshoes are a simple act of fiction, and the rationale is simple. Just because you die doesn't mean the bacteria in your digestive tract do too. They keep feeding on whatever's handy, and produce gas as a result. Give them a couple of days, and the body will float to the surface, even with a nice large block of cement.

The bacteria are also the reason policemen don't like to answer the "check suspicious smell" calls, but I won't go any further into that.

And by the way, you didn't hear any of this from me. I didn't say a word, because I was never hear. Capisce?
2003-10-07 06:50:46 PM  
"Hey Louie, des havin' uh two fer one sale down at da funeral home!"
2003-10-07 07:29:57 PM  
For some reason I've heard of this before.
2003-10-07 10:40:06 PM  
Don't the Feds watch Tales From the Crypt movies? Dennis Miller's finest work was figuring this bit out in "Bordello of Blood"
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