Friends and Family #31


Original Caption:

Los Angeles -- The toes of bullet-riddled corpses Tony Trombino and Tony Brancato, both underworld figures, are shown after they were found in a parked car near the famed Sunset Strip. Both had been shot through the head and neck by person or persons who occupied the backseat of the car. Both men were Kansas City gangsters. Brancato, recently listed by the FBI as one of its 'Ten Most Wanted Men,' was released from jail in San Francisco last Friday on $10,000 bail as the suspect in the $35,000 holdup at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both Trombino and Brancato were questioned in the slaying of Bugsy Siegel four years ago. (1951)

2 comments:

Brent McKee said...

You'd think these guys would have been smarter than to try to rob a hotel owned by the people who controlled the "Nevada Projects Corporation."

Birch said...

Do they still tag toes in morgues? I like the old customs.