Body of alleged mafia boss found in river in Canada

The body of an alleged mafia boss, who US authorities said once led New York’s notorious Bonanno crime family, has been fished out from a river north of Montreal.

Reports identified the body as Salvatore Montagna, although police would not immediately confirm or deny the identity.

The FBI once called him the acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, prompting one of New York’s tabloids to call him the “bambino boss” because of his rise to power in his mid-30s. Nicknamed “Sal the Iron Worker”, he owned and operated a successful steel business in the US.

Montagna’s death is the latest in a series of mafia-related killings and disappearances over the last two years. He was considered a contender to take over the Rizzuto family — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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