Crime: The Crushout

Technology marches on. even in gangland. The automobile made possible the invention of The Ride—in which the rider could be transported alive to a place convenient for his execution. But there was still the body, and the wearisome investigation that it could bring. The next advance was the concrete block, in which the body could be encased, then given the deep six. It was still possible, though, to retrieve it, if some detective hit upon the right place to grapple.

New York mobsville, reported the New York Daily News last week, has solved this nagging problem of the corpus delicti....

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