A man's body wrapped in a tarp and weighed down with concrete that was pulled out of the water off of Brooklyn on Saturday has been identified as that of a mobster's son.
Carmine Carini, 35, was discovered with his skull crushed and his body covered in stab wounds in the waters off Avenue U and East 58th Street in South Brooklyn.
Detectives with the 63rd Police Precinct had to rely on fingerprints to positively identify the victim.
Low-level mafia associate Carmine Carini (pictured left in a mugshot), 35, was discovered with his skull crushed and his body wrapped in a tarp off of Brooklyn Saturday
Carini’s body was found floating near a dock, wrapped tightly in a blue tarp secured with duct taped, and chained to a cinder block.
According to unnamed police sources, the 35-year-old, who was considered a low-level associate of the Colombo crime family, according to amNY, died from blunt force trauma to the head.
He also sustained multiple stab wounds to his arm and leg, reported NY Daily News.
Carini, who lived in the Mill Basin section of Brooklyn and worked as a florist, was the son of Carmine Carini, 58, who was convicted in 1985 of assassinating Verdi Kaja, a Brooklyn record store owner and throwing his body out of a car in 1983.
In 2007, after serving 23 years for the mob hit, a judge vacated the elder Carini's murder conviction, owing to the fact that three years prior, a pair of federal cooperating witnesses had come forward claiming that Vincent Carini,