FBI reportedly digging behind Providence building for a Southie nightclub owner’s body

The FBI is reportedly digging behind an old mill in Providence for the body of a South Boston nightclub owner who disappeared in 1993, sources told  The Boston Globe.

Two unnamed sources familiar with the investigation told the Globe the FBI was searching in the area of Branch Avenue and Woodward Road for the body of Steven DiSarro, of Westwood, who was killed at the age of 43. Prosecutors believe they know how and when DiSarro, manager of the now defunct Channel nightclub, was killed, but have never charged anyone in the 1993 murder, the Globe reported.

According to the Globe, known gangster Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi told authorities in 2003 that he walked in on the murder, at the home of former New England Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme. Salemme, 82, denied involvement of him and his son, Frank, who Flemmi said strangled DiSarro.


Kristen Setera, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Boston office, confirmed with the Associated Press that investigators are working in the area, but would not comment if they were looking for human remains.

Read the full story at the Globe.


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