NYPD Official Police Report –– April 7, 1995 –– Detective Barry of Organized Crime
The bodies of three men and one woman were found on April 3rd, 1995 in an alley next to a block of apartments owned by the Verrano crime family. The three men have been positively identified as prominent members of the family: Angelo Verrano (27), son of patriarch Alessandro; Giulio Verrano (55), brother of Alessandro; and Michael Verrano (34), nephew of Alessandro through a different brother. The woman has been identified as Amy Verrano (25), wife of Mr. Angelo. Details of the crime scene and autopsies of the victims indicate that Mr. Michael's gun was used to kill Mr. Giulio. The same gun was used to kill Ms. Verrano and Mr. Angelo, however no other firearms were found at the crime scene. Three years prior to this event, the NYPD began building a case against the Verranos for money laundering, fraud, and the sale and distribution of narcotics based on letters and bank records sent anonymously to the department, but there is evidence that the Verrano's network in New York City has been shut down and current whereabouts of Alessandro Verrano are unknown.
NYPD Official Police Report –– April 20, 1995 –– Detective Lewis of the 10th Precinct
The body of a white male was discovered hanging in a Chelsea apartment on April 17, 1995. The body was identified by a former employer to be the resident of the apartment, Cornell Maxwell (32). A preliminary autopsy suggests he died a week before the discovery of his body and a death by suicide. When interviewed, Mr. Maxwell's employer stated he did not believe Mr. Maxwell showed particular evidence of distress or depression in the weeks leading up to his death. Mr. Maxwell's roommate, a cousin Rachel Maxwell (22, also next of kin), has not returned to the premises as of the filing of this report and could not be similarly questioned.
NYPD Official Police Report –– June 15, 1995 –– Detective Spackman of the 6th Precinct
On Saturday, June 10, 1995, the body of a young woman was discovered floating in the Hudson River. The autopsy suggests she was in her early 20s, died 1-2 weeks prior to discovery, and the body had been in the water for most of that time. Cause of death was determined to be strangulation with a rope or cloth. No forms of identification were found on the body, and water damage has made a positive ID based on description difficult. Based on height, hair color, and eye color, it has been hypothesized that it is the body of Rachel Maxwell, cousin to a Mr. Cornell Maxwell found dead in his apartment in April. However, this theory has not been confirmed.