Grave of Lorenzo Bond

From "The Flushing Project" documentary:

In reality, life in New York City in the late 1970's & early 80's was extremely brutal & hostile.

A heavily populated & congested city made ridding evidence even more difficult.

Against dumping bodies into the Harlem River like Gambino soldier, Roy DeMeo, had done, or the shallow marshes of Pelham Bay Park or the swamps of New Jersey, graveyards & cemeteries were abundant in Flushing New York as well as the borders of Brooklyn/Queens.

Accepted as a respectful method, graves were ideal in that they were rarely visited. The ones with interesting names on the tombstones became the best choices for these underworld rituals usually performed after midnight during a full moon.

"Planting a Corpse", a term borrowed from T.S. Eliot's poem "The Wasteland"-'That corpse you planted last year in your garden,'Has it begun to sprout?', became the accepted norm in the anti-forensic science of disposing bodies.

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