Sunday, March 21, 2021

30 year old mob hit solved


Gambler Howard Ferrini, with daughter Kelly, was murdered in 1991.
On Aug. 22, 1991 cops found the body of Howard Ferrini in the trunk of his Cadillac, which had been parked at the Hub’s Logan Airport in Boston. They got a report about a foul odour coming from the car. One of Ferrini's killers was Kevin Hanrahan. A cold case forensics team found his fingerprints on the bag wrapped around Ferrini’s battered head. Hanrahan was an enforcer for New England’s Patriarca crime family. He was gunned down on a Providence street in 1992.
Hanrahan's gangland overlord was Frank “Cadillac Frank” Salemme. Salemme rose from hitman to boss, then became a rat. In 1995 Salemme was indicted for racketeering and turned rat. In 2018, he was convicted of the murder of Steven DiSarro, who disappeared in 1993. Salemme was sentenced to life in 2018.