After recent arrests, authorities re-examining 1992 mob hit

State and federal investigators are re-examining an unsolved 1992 gangland killing in Providence following the recent arrests of two major players in the New England Mafia.

WPRI-TV reports ( ) authorities are looking into what ex-mobsters Robert DeLuca and Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme know about the September 1992 slaying of enforcer Kevin Hanrahan.

Hanrahan was gunned down by two men after walking out of a Providence restaurant. Two FBI informants claimed in 2010 that Salemme ordered the hit while he was acting as boss of the Patriarca crime family.

Both Salemme and DeLuca have resurfaced after being implicated in the 1993 murder of a witness.

Attorney Steven Boozang says Salemme had nothing to do with either crime. DeLuca's court-appointed attorney didn't return a request seeking comment.


Information from: WPRI-TV,