PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Human remains found behind a Rhode Island mill building in March have been identified as those of a Massachusetts nightclub owner and presumed mob victim last seen alive more than 20 years ago.
The FBI says DNA analysis determined the remains were of Westwood, Massachusetts, resident Steven A. DiSarro, who disappeared in 1993.
FBI special agent in charge Harold Shaw noted Thursday how DiSarro’s family waited 23 years for news of his whereabouts.
DiSarro’s wife, Pamela DiSarro, says the family looks forward to the conclusion of the FBI’s investigation so it can “finally get some closure.”
DiSarro’s remains were found during digging behind a Providence building that was raided for an illegal marijuana growing operation. About 1,400 marijuana plants, cash and a gun were recovered during the August raid. It’s unclear if the cases are related.