The Spilotro brothers' burial site.
Crime Scene Location in Enos, Indiana, United States.
This is the location where the mob buried the bodies of Anthony and Michael Spilotro.
The grave site is situated off West 100 North, in a cornfield that is roughly 1.5 miles west of Enos, Indiana.
Anthony Spilotro (nicknamed "Tony the Ant") was a senior member of the Chicago Outfit—a mafia crime family that operated primarily in the Midwest.
During the early 1970s, the outfit sent him to Las Vegas so that he could oversee some of their operations there.
In Vegas, Spilotro formed the "Hole in the Wall" gang, which carried out a number of burglaries.
Following the murder of John Roselli in 1976, he was given the task of overseeing the Chicago Outfit's casino profits. At the time, a number of casinos in the city were allowing the family to "skim" cash off the top of their undeclared revenues.
However, Spilotro was a violent and troublesome individual. Instead of focusing on the skimming operation, he often became involved in street crime.
In 1986, one of the leaders of the outfit, Joey Aiuppa, was convicted of skimming and sentenced to 28 years in prison. When Aiuppa was found guilty, high-ranking members of the organization held a meeting to "review" the situation in Las Vegas.
During this meeting, they arrived at the conclusion that "Tony the Ant" had performed poorly at his job and that he needed to go. From their perspective, he had run amok in Vegas and attracted far too much attention.
On June 14th, 1986, Anthony and his younger brother, Michael, were lured to a basement in Bensenville, Illinois. The pair believed that they were attending an initiation ritual and that Michael was finally going to become a "made man".
When the two brothers walked into the basement, Anthony quickly realized that one of the higher-ups had ordered their deaths. According to one witness, he asked his killers if he could say a prayer.
Moments later, the Spilotro brothers were beaten to death.
Afterwards, they were stripped to their underwear and transported to this rural location near Enos, Indiana.
The two men were buried together at the side of a cornfield, about 250 feet away from the road.
Eight days later, on June 22nd, the farmer who owned the cornfield noticed that the soil near the tree line had been disturbed. Believing that poachers might be using his land to bury deer during the off-season, he decided to call the police.
When the authorities dug up the site, they quickly realized that they were dealing with a double homicide. Five feet down, they found the remains of the Spilotro brothers, who had been dumped on top of one another.
Fortunately, the mobsters' killers had made the mistake of burying their remains beside a newly-planted cornfield. This meant that the disturbed soil was in plain sight. Had they chosen a cornfield that was in a later stage of its development, the two men might still be missing today.
Following the gruesome find, the authorities covered the grave over and leveled it out. As a result, there are no signs that it ever existed.
Where were the Spilotro brothers buried?
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West 100 North
The burial site is about 30 miles south of Chicago. It lies 1.5 miles to the west of a small community called Enos.
Private property warning.
This is a private property. It is not a public place. Therefore, you should be respectful and not step foot on the property without permission.
This farm is private property. Please do not trespass on it.
Photos of the site and other related images.
This is an aerial image of the location.
Although the treeline has remained consistent over the years, there are no signs that the grave ever existed. This is because it was filled in and leveled off shortly after the bodies were exhumed.
Since then, more than three decades have passed, leaving behind little more than dirt and shrubbery.
On the right, you can see a photograph of the grave, which was about 5 feet deep. In the top left-hand corner, we've added a picture of Michael and Tony Spilotro.
In Martin Scorsese's mob film Casino (1995), the character Nicky Santoro is based on Anthony Spilotro.
The character is portrayed by Joe Pesci.
At the end of the movie, Nicky and his brother are lured to a cornfield before being beaten to death with baseball bats. They are then buried alive.
Although this is similar to how "Tony the Ant" met his maker, there are a number of glaring differences between this scene and what happened in real life.
The most obvious one is that Tony and his brother were killed in the basement of a house, not in the field.
They also weren't buried alive. By the time they reached this location, it is likely that they were already dead.
The third, less obvious difference, is that the corn in the movie is much higher. In reality, it was only four inches tall.
This location belongs to the following categories:Crime ScenesMafia Locations
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