Chicago-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents such as William F. Roemer, Jr., considered DeStefano to be the worst torture-murderer in the history of the United States. So much so that DeStefano had a sound-proof torture chamber built in the basement of the same house he was killed in. The Outfit routinely used the mentally unstable and sadistic DeStefano for the torture-murders of Leo Foreman and Arthur Adler, the murder of DeStefano’s younger brother, Michael DeStefano, and Outfit enforcer and fellow loan shark William “Action” Jackson and many others. However, due to DeStefano’s deranged mental state, The Outfit never let him become a Made man.
Yes, you read that correctly. Sam DeStefano tortured and killed his own brother.
Oh and his wife, Cynthia? She was a willing participant in his criminal activity.
Final Resting Place:
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois, 60162
Grave Location:Section 20, Lot 53, Block 17, Grave 3
Grave Location Description
Sam DeStefano’s grave is about 0.2 miles or a 5 minute walk from the Administration Building. Turn right out of the Administration Building and head south, then turn right at the intersection. Continue on this road heading southwest. At the next intersection, turn right and the grave will be on the right. The grave is located in the south east corner of Section 20, near the intersection of Section 20, Section 14, and Section 22.