Salvatore Montagna, allegedly the former leader of New York’s notorious Bonanno crime family, has been found dead in a river near Montreal in Canada. Unconfirmed reports suggest he had been shot.
Allegedly rising to power relatively young, in his mid 30s, Montagna is said to have been nicknamed the ‘bambino boss’, or ‘Sal the Iron Worker’ because of his successful steel worker. Montagna consistently denied all the allegations against him.
A private citizen reportedly spotted the body on the shore of the L’Assomption river, having previously heard gunshots. The body was pulled from the river by emergency workers but Montagna could not be saved.