Italian gets funeral 64 years after being killed

May 24th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Francis Ford Coppola Rome, May 24 (IANS) An Italian got his funeral Thursday more than six decades after he was killed by the mafia.

The 34-year-old Placido Rizzotto was killed in 1948 in Corleone town for his work on occupation of peasant land. The following year, his remains went missing amid a probe conducted by military police, the AKI news agency reported.

The official who conducted the probe, Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, climbed to the rank of general only to be himself shot dead by the mafia in 1982.

The bones identified as Rizzotto’s were found in 2009 near where his body was dumped by Corleone mafia boss Luciano Liggio.

Corleone was made famous worldwide in the “Godfather” trilogy by Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola.

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