On This Day in 1980 John Favara Disappeared, Aged 51

On This Day in 1980 John Favara Disappeared, Aged


On this day in 1980 John Favara was shoved into the back of a van in New Hyde Park, never to be seen again. Favara was one of John Gotti’s neighbors, and the guy who knocked a 12-year-old Frank Gotti off his minibike, killing him.Witness accounts to the abduction ranged from him being beaten with a baseball bat, shot with a silenced .22 caliber pistol, or both.

One account says that while alive he was dismembered with a chainsaw and stuffed into a barrel filled with concrete and dumped in the ocean or buried on the chop shop lot somewhere.

His body has never been found.

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