The FBI started digging for a body Monday at the former Queens home of mobster James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, according to a report from DNAinfo New York.
Burke was the inspiration for the character Jimmy "The Gent" Conway in the Martin Scorcese film"Goodfellas," playing by Robert DeNiro.
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According to DNAinfo's sources, FBA Evidence Collection specialists and agents from the Organized Crime Division were in the basement of the Burkes' South Ozone Park home from 8 a.m. Monday morning with jackhammers and sledge hammers.
The FBI reportedly received a tip recently that a person who disappeared decades ago was buried in the basement or backyard of the Burke home.
A spokesperson with the FBI told Metro all that can be shared right now is that the Bureau is doing a search for evidence in connection with an ongoing FBI investigation.
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