FBI: Possible human remains found buried at former home of “Goodfellas” mobster

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-19 15:13:00-04


Law enforcement officials have confirmed that  possible human remains have been found at the former home of Lucchese crime family mobster Jimmy Burk.

Officials say the  possible remains and other evidence were found buried at “Jimmy the Gent’s” home in Queens on Tuesday.

Federal and NYPD investigators began searching the Queens house that once belonged to the mobster who was depicted in the movie “Goodfellas.”

A forensic anthropologist will now conduct tests to determine if the remains are in fact human.

The house, which is at 102nd Road in Ozone Park , is now owned by one of his daughters, according to property records accessed by the New York Post.

jimmyBurke was allegedly the mastermind behind the 1978 Lufthansa terminal heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport that netted $5 million in cash and more than $1 million in jewelry. Burke’s character, played by Robert De Niro,  as well as the heist figured prominently in the 1990 movie “Goodfellas.”

Officials believe the property could contain human remains relating to the 1978 crime.  Numerous accomplices in the heist were believed to have been rubbed out to keep authorities from breaking the case.