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Dead Body Found In Montreal, Police Say It Is Linked To Organized Crime

12/08/2012 04:41 EST | Updated 02/07/2013 05:12 EST
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A police officer looks towards a black vehicle that has had its contents removed at a crime scene outside the Metropolis in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. A masked gunman wearing a blue bathrobe opened fire during a midnight victory rally for Quebec's new premier, killing one person and wounding another. The new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was whisked off the stage by guards while giving her speech and uninjured. It was not clear if the gunman was trying to shoot Marois, whose party favors separation for the French-speaking province from Canada. Police identified the gunman only as a 62-year-old man, and were still questioning him Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
MONTREAL - Montreal police are linking the discovery of a man's body in the city to organized crime.

Police say the victim, a man in his 50s, is well known to them, but they are not revealing his identity.

Police say they received a tip and discovered the body inside a vehicle Saturday morning.

They say the man suffered serious injuries to his upper body, but won't disclose whether a firearm was used.

Investigators were on the scene well into Saturday afternoon.

Police say they have no suspects.

There have been a number of killings in Montreal in the past couple of years involving family members or associates of reputed Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, including his father and his son.

Rizzuto, 66, served eight years in an American prison on racketeering charges and was immediately deported back to Canada upon his release in October.

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