(ABC) – A body found in Lincoln, Mass., is believed to be that of Stephen Rakes, a key witness in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, ABC News has learned. Police and federal law-enforcement agencies were tight-lipped this morning about the stunning development even as they offered confirmations that a corpse found on Mill Road in Lincoln was likely that of Stephen “Stippo” Rakes. Lincoln Police marked with crime scene tape a swath of Mill Road where the body was found near a walking path.
People are saying this guy may have committed suicide. Don’t care. Same thing. And I’m not trying to make light of a guy who committed unspeakable atrocities for centuries, but you have to respect Whitey for this. Literally, you do. Like how old fishermen tell you that if you don’t respect the sea it will kill you, Whitey is the sea. Guy is a geriatric who was on the run for 16 years and he comes home and doesn’t miss a beat. Still ordering hits on motherfuckers from behind bars. Incredible stuff. So incredible that I’m actually scared to say anything because I wouldn’t put it out of the realm of possibility that he’s killing anyone in Boston saying negative things about him so I’m going to shut up now.