The case of a body dumped in waters off Brooklyn using a "Mafia-style technique," as the New York Times puts it, seems to indeed have Mafia elements. The body found attached to both a cinder block and 5-pound bag of drywall compound on Saturday has been identified as Carmine Carini, 35. "It was right out of GoodFellas," a police source tells the New York Post, which says the cinder block was secured to Carini's legs via an electrical cord; a blue tarp was duct-taped around his body. "The victim was a reputed mobster's son," said Police Chief of Detectives Robert K. Boyce on Tuesday, specifying, "His father had the OC [organized crime] ties, not him."
The Post says those ties were to the Colombo crime family, while the New York Daily News says he's a Gambino family associate. The younger Carini did have his own troubles with the law, including five years spent in prison in connection with at least 10 muggings he committed in 2003 in the span of an hour. The Daily News reports Carini was last seen on Aug. 30, with Boyce saying police "believe he was in the water Friday night." He reportedly suffered a skull fracture and had been stabbed in the arm and leg; a fingerprint identification was made. (Read more Mafia stories.)