(AP) NEW YORK - The FBI has found possible human remains after a dig at the New York City house once occupied by a famous gangster.
The digging started Monday in the neighborhood of South Ozone, Queens. It was home to James Burke, a Lucchese crime family associate known as "Jimmy the Gent."
Earlier in the week, a police source told CBS New York that the FBI was looking for evidence and possible human remains related to a 30-year-old mob murder.
Burke died behind bars in 1996, two decades after masterminding a nearly $6 million robbery at New York's Kennedy Airport.
The house is still owned by Burke's wife, but others now live there.
An FBI spokesman confirmed agents were investigating but gave no details.
Detroit FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet said Wednesday that there was
A character based on Burke was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Goodfellas." The character was called Jimmy Conway.