Spilotro Search Focuses on 2 Bodies in Field

Associated Press

Authorities searching for reputed crime figures Anthony and Michael Spilotro today investigated the discovery of two bodies in a cornfield in northwest Indiana, police said.

The bodies, identified only as white males, were found about 9 p.m. Sunday in a field north of Morocco, Ind., about 60 miles southeast of Chicago, said Newton County Sheriff's Department dispatcher Jan Burly.

The Spilotro brothers were reported missing June 14, two days before Anthony, 48, was scheduled to return to Las Vegas for trial scheduled to start today on conspiracy and racketeering charges. He is accused of directing a burglary ring in 1980 and 1981. Michael, 41, has been indicted in Chicago on extortion charges.

Jim Wallace, an Indiana State Police investigator at Lowell, confirmed that two bodies were found but declined to give other details. Oak Park Police Sgt. Jack Beerup said FBI agents from Chicago were investigating the deaths along with Indiana State Police.

The brothers were last seen by relatives driving away from Michael Spilotro's suburban Oak Park home in a car owned by Michael's wife, Anne, authorities said.

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