Real Name: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel Case: Murder Date: June 20, 1947 Location: Los Angeles, California
Details: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was born in Brooklyn where he became a hood, graduating later to the Mafia, who sent him out west to work their regular rackets out there. However, Siegel started skimming on the profits and he was the victim of a hit on his life in June 1947. It has long been the tradition in history that the order for the hit came from Lucky Luciano, however, since his murder, there has been speculation that Bugsy was possibly taken out by other people who wanted him dead. Extra Notes: This case first aired on the April 2, 1999 episode.
Thoughts? I realize Bugsy Siegel was not the most innocent of victims and whoever killed him is almost certainly long gone by now but it is obviously a fascinating case and would be even more amazing if the LAPD were to one day solve it. (I am assuming it is still an active case since there is no statute of limitations on murder in most states.) Also as far as I know, Bugsy's murder was aired on only Unsolved Mysteries and not America's Most Wanted.
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Last Edit: Mar 24, 2017 3:56:38 GMT -5 by Scumhunter