Thursday, July 9, 2020

George Anastasia: Dracula Meets The Sons Of Anarchy

Veteran organized crime reporter and author George Anastasia (seen in the below photo) offers a piece at Jerseyman magazine of the discovery of an outlaw biker’s murder victim in another’s person’s cemetery crypt.

They buried the body in the cemetery, dumping it in a crypt that belonged to someone who had died decades earlier. 

And it might not have been the first time. 

That’s just one of the macabre twists in the ongoing murder investigation of Keith Palumbo whose remains were found in a crypt in the historic Mount Mariah Cemetery in Southwest Philadelphia back in April. Palumbo, an artist and musician, had been shot in the head.

Authorities believe his murder is linked to a dispute with some members of the Warlocks, a notorious local motorcycle gang active in Philadelphia and Chester and Delaware Counties. What’s more, it appears the biker gang has been using the cemetery, which dates back to the 1850s and has been closed to the public since 2011, as a dumping ground. 

The body of an alleged Warlock associate who had been killed earlier was also found in the crypt where Palumbo had been dumped. Authorities are now wondering whether the remains of other victims have been scattered around the sprawling 200-acre cemetery located off Kingsessing Avenue and Cobbs Creek Parkway. 

Dracula meets the Sons of Anarchy

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link: 

You can also read my On Crime column on George Anastasia and the South Philly mob at the Washington Times via the below link: 

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