10 Unsolved Murders Linked To The Mob

10 Unsolved Murders Linked To The Mob

The expert hit is the trademark of organized gangs. These kind of murders are committed to get rid of a problematic person in the criminal world, and due to the specialist nature of such crimes, some of them remain unsolved.

John Favara

John Favara

In the year 1980, John Favara lived in the Howard Beach part of NY, here he had the hard luck to meet quite a few members of the Mafia, counting his neighbor, John Gotti. At the time, Gotti was an up-and-coming figure in the Gambino crime family, which he would later lead as “the Teflon Don.”

One day, while driving home from work, Favara hit and killed the mobster’s 12-year-old son Frank in an unfortunate accident. But the boy’s mother, Victoria, did not see it like this. Favara started getting anonymous threats. In July 1980, he was seen being attacked and pushed into the back of a van, after this, he was never seen again. It is extensively believed that Favara was murdered on the orders of John Gotti.


Geoffrey Bowen

Geoffrey Bowen

In 1994, a brazen attack took place in Australia’s law enforcement. On the morning of March 2, Detective Geoffrey Bowen opened a parcel in his office at the NCA building activating a blast that killed Bowen right away. The inquiry into the case quickly came on a man named Domenic Perre, extensively considered to be a senior figure in organized crime.

Within a week of the blasting, Perre was taken into custody and charged with the crime. But a week prior to his trial, prosecutors made a decision to take away the charges, saying that there were not sufficient proof for a conviction.


Butch Petrocelli

Butch Petrocelli

An aggressive hit man, Butch carried out several mob murders. But his bosses accused him of carrying out unsanctioned murders and drawing police attention with his sumptuous way of life.

On December 30, 1980, his body was discovered in his car. His throat was repeatedly stabbed, and his body was burnt, but not totally incinerated. Nobody was ever taken into custody for the murder, even though outfit associate Nicholas Calabrese later maintained he had murdered Butch.


Don Hancock

Don Hancock

Don Hancock was a retired detective, who with other things, comprised a campaign against motorcycle gangs like the Gypsy Jokers. Hancock was a suspect in Grierson’s murder, but it was concluded that the gang had many rivals who could have carried out the shooting.

In  2001, Don Hancock was killed by a potential remote-controlled bomb planted in his car. Sid Reid, a Gypsy Jokers member  stated that gang leader Graeme Slater had ordered him to plant the bomb. Nevertheless, Slater’s trial came to a conclusion after his lawyers were capable to cast doubt on Reid’s reliability as a witness. Reid was jailed, but was never believed to be the mastermind.


Gus Greenbaum

Gus Greenbaum

Gus Greenbaum was an associate of infamous Jewish gangsters, such as, Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel and had a key role in running the Mafia’s gambling ventures.

With time Greenbaum became more and more reliant on alcohol and drugs. In 1958, both Gus and his wife, Bess, were found with their throats slit. The murders have not been solved to date, even though Mafia figure Johnny Roselli claimed that Meyer Lansky wanted to kill Gus.


Theodore Roe

Theodore Roe

Gangster Theodore Roe liked to give back to his community. He became one of Chicago’s most important unlawful bookmakers. But soon, he found himself continuously protecting his territory against the Chicago Outfit. Sam Giancana tried to buy Roe out, but Roe was adamant that he would never sell up. In 1951, some mobsters approached Roe’s car, and soon a fight broke out and Roe ended up shooting one mobster, named Leonard dead. Next year, Roe was found murdered. Nobody ever went to prison for the murder of Roe, even though the murder was certainly ordered by Giancana.


Kevin Hanrahan

Kevin Hanrahan

Kevin Hanrahan was forever at the top of the list of suspects whenever cops in Rhode Island had an unsolved murder case on their hands. The police believed Hanrahan was an enforcer for the Patriarca crime family. In the year 1992, when Hanrahan was leaving a restaurant he was shot in the face by two men, leaving him dead. His death remains unsolved till date.


Donald Krosky

Donald Krosky

Krosky became involved in a violent dispute with several members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club at his bar in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. The confrontation ended with Krosky opening fire on the bikers, killing two and severely wounding a third.

Local law enforcement quickly arrested Krosky, who was charged with two counts of murder and released on bail for $100,000. In the months following the murders, he reported receiving several anonymous death threats and claimed to be in fear for his life. On the morning of July 19, 1977, he was driving to work with an unnamed 19-year-old female passenger when a stolen car pulled up alongside them. The occupants emptied several bullets into Krosky and his passenger before speeding off through the town of Trumbull, Connecticut. Although his passenger ultimately survived her injuries, Krosky died instantly. To this day, no one has ever been arrested for Krosky’s slaying.


Nicola Campolongo

Nicola Campolongo

On January 19, 2014, a horrifying finding was made. Three members of a family had been shot dead and left in their car. The major target of the murder was Giuseppe Iannicelli, who the cops supposed might have owed money to the ‘Ndrangheta crime organization. With him, his girlfriend, and, 3 year old grandson were also shot, and left in the burning car.

This incidents remains a mystery till now, as no one has been charged.


Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Before Daniel Morgan, a private investigator died, he had told friends that he was working on a story about police corruption. But on March 10, 1987, he was brutally attacked with an axe, killing him on the spot.

Till now, no one has been convicted of Morgan’s murder and the causes behind it stay incomprehensible.


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