FBI starts digging for human remains at late mobster’s home in Queens

Posted at 11:10 PM, Jun 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-17 23:10:41-04

It could have been taken straight  out of a mobster movie.

As Ozone Park residents watched intently,  FBI agents dug for human remains at this home on 102nd road. The house according to property records once belonged to Jimmy “The Gent” Burke’s daughter.

He was the mobster who inspired Robert DiNero’s  famous character Jimmy Conway in the movie “Goodfellas”.

Sources told PIX11 news federal agents are searching for human remains and or other evidence all part of an organized crime investigation at this home.

Burke was accused of helping to plan  the 1978 famous  Lufthansa heist at JFK airport where masked robbers stole millions in cash and jewels.

Neighbors came home to crime scene tape and federal evidence response trucks lining 102nd road.

The latest property records show the home belongs to Burke’s daughter, but neighbors say an elderly couple lives here now.

Edward McDonald, who once prosecuted  Burke remembers him as well -dressed and well-mannered he says its no surprise people are fascinated by the digging in Queens and what it could possibly uncover.