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"Jimmy The Gent" Burke

“Jimmy The Gent” Burke

Human remains rumored to be tied to a decades-old Mafia murder have been dug up at the Queens,NY home of “Goodfellas” gangster  James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke, law-enforcement sources said yesterday.

Unknown remains have been recovered and we are examining them,” said city Medical Examiner’s spokeswoman Ellen Borakove.

The discovery comes two days after FBI and NYPD squads swooped in on the Ozone Park house of the late Luchese crime family killer, who was made famous by Robert De Niro’s portrayal of him as “Jimmy Conway” in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film

Working with pickaxes, jackhammers and sledgehammers and sifting through dirt placed in shallow boxes, investigators unearthed bones and other, unidentified materials, law-enforcement sources said.


“We’re piecing together exactly what we have,” said one source.

Another added, “It will be examined by the pathologist to determine precisely what it is.”

Authorities have not said whose body they may be looking for, but said it involves a cold-case mob murder that took place more than 30 years ago.

The house is situated on the same home turf  as Gambino godfather John Gotti

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