Stephen “Stippo” Rakes waited decades to testify against accused mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.
Rakes will never get the chance because he was found dead in what is being described as a suspicious death, the Boston Globe reports .
Rakes, who had accused Bulger of stealing ownership of his South Boston liquor store, was found dead near a popular walking trail in Lincoln.
But authorities believe Rakes’ body may have been dumped there, the Globe reported.
An autopsy is underway to determine the because of death.
“I can assure you my ex-husband did not commit suicide,” Rakes’s former wife, Julie Dammers, told the Globe.