Montreal police are investigating the apparent disappearance of Giuseppe "Joe" Renda who allegedly had ties with recently-slain mobster Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna as reported by Paul Cherry for The Montreal Gazette:
Renda was last seen leaving his home on Friday and was reported as missing later the same day, said Montreal police Lt. Ian Lafrenière. The police later recovered his car on St. Urbain St., in Little Italy, either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. It is being examined for possible evidence, Lafrenière said, adding that so far investigators have found no signs of foul play.
Last November former Bonanno boss Montagna was whacked after he aligned himself with 'Ndrangheta clans from New York City and Quebec in a bid to take over the Montreal underworld from the Sicilian Mafia or Cosa Nostra with which the Rizzuto clan is affiliated.
The Rizzuto clan allegedly is headed by Vito Rizzuto who currently is incarcerated at the supermax facility in Florence, CO on a 2007 racketeering conviction involving the 1981 New York City murders of three Bonanno capos during an internal power struggle. While serving his time Vito's son Nick Jr. got whacked in 2009 and his father Nicolo in 2010. Vito Rizzuto is slated for release from prison this October.
Although the Montreal streets are littered with corpses the only arrests made to date by law enforcement in the ongoing mob war are suspected Rizzuto associates for their alleged roles in the Montangna hit.