Mobster’s Body Unearthed In Riverside

From the Projo:

The Rhode Island State Police yesterday unearthed what they believe are the remains of Joseph P. “Joe Onions” Scanlon, the onetime hood, police informant and victim of an infamous Rhode Island gangland slaying….In April 1978, Pari and Andrew Merola were arrested for whacking Scanlon in Merola’s Federal Hill social club in Providence. Scanlon’s girlfriend, a prostitute named Sandra Surprise, later testified that Pari punched Scanlon in the face to distract him, while Merola pumped a single shot into the back of his head. She was holding the couple’s three-month-old daughter as she watched.

Read the entire piece here. Photo, Bill Murphy, The Providence Journal

4 thoughts on “Mobster’s Body Unearthed In Riverside”

  1. Indeed the highlight of this snippet was a prostitute named Sandra Surprise.

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