Mob Rule

Solved: Mystery of Gotti’s Missing Neighbor

A 30-year-old murder mystery has been solved after the release of court papers filed in a Brooklyn court. Mob captain John Gotti Sr. ordered his Howard Beach next door neighbor John Favara shot dead and his remains dissolved in a barrel of acid for accidentally killing Gotti’s 12-year-old son Frank in a road crash. Five months after the accident, Favara, a furniture warehouse worker, went missing. According to Jerry Capeci, an expert on Gotti, "Favara's body [was] put into a cement-filled oil drum and dropped in the ocean." Charles Carneglia, a former mobster, is named in the court documents as the hit man assigned to take revenge on Gotti’s behalf.