Burke, 34, had been shot six times. Marino, 33. a total of seven. Both men were accused of shaking down Harlem speakeasies. Supposedly they targeted those that did business with Dutch Schultz or Ciro Terranova's gang. This in of itself, would be enough for a death warrant regardless if they were members of Coll's gang or not.
The car they were found in belonged to a West Harlem speakeasy owner and beer peddler named Stephen Conover who had been missing for a week.
Burke and Marino on their last ride in a rumble seat