Fugitive mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro allegedly used the five-year-old daughter of a clan-associate-turned-government-witness "to carry handwritten notes between himself and other mafia top dogs" as reported by the Daily Mail. The Sicilian Mafia long has exploited children. For example, Messina Denaro -- on the lam since 1993 -- is wanted for, among other things, his role in the 1996 murder Giuseppe Di Matteo, the 13-year-old son of mobster-turned-informant Santino Di Matteo. The boy had been held by his abductors for two years, and then strangled and dissolved in acid.
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