Police probe Montreal death linked to organized crime

The Canadian Press
Associated Press

MONTREAL - Montreal police continue to search for clues following the death of a man linked to organized crime.

A police source has identified the victim as Emilio Cordeleone.

Dany Richer, a spokesman for the force, says the man was known to police and thought to be connected to the Mafia.

Richer says police discovered the body inside an SUV on Saturday morning in the north end of Montreal.

He says the man suffered serious injuries to his upper body.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Monday.

There have been a number of killings in Montreal in the past couple of years involving family members or associates of reputed Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, including his father and his son.

Rizzuto, 66, served eight years in an American prison on racketeering charges and was immediately deported back to Canada upon his release in October.