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FBI seeks Bulger’s weapons, release composite

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Jim Smith

BOSTON — Federal and state investigators, who continue searching for more murder victims of Irish-American gangster James "Whitey" Bulger are also looking for the weapons used by Bulger and his associates during his what they say was a 12-year killing spree.

As reported last week, Bulger was charged with 18 murders in a federal indictment handed down Sept. 28. According to that indictment, Bulger had stashed handguns, rifles, automatic weapons, shotguns, ammunition and explosive devices in locations in and around Boston.

One of those storage sites included a shed in the backyard of the South Boston home of the parents of Bulger’s sidekick, Stephen Flemmi. Investigators discovered silencers in the rear wall of that shed earlier this year.

Federal agents, acting on leads provided by jailed Bulger associates, hope to uncover a cache of weapons soon, while the search for more bodies continues.

Meanwhile, the FBI has released a composite photograph of Bulger sporting a moustache. The 71-year-old fugitive who is now thought to be living in Southern California, has been on the run for nearly six years.

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