Al Zani and Shawn O’Neil crowd around him. The three men are New England law enforcement to their core: Costello is a young special agent in the FBI’s Boston office with a reputation as a skilled interviewer. Zani is a lieutenant who has spent decades with the Massachusetts State Police. O’Neil is a state trooper; he’s the one who traced this key to a tiny bank branch, bringing them here on a cold day in January of 2009.
The box rattles in Costello’s hands as he sets it on the table. Tink-tink-tink. You know the sound? Like a forgotten penny rattling around a dryer? Tink-tink-tink. The three men smile. Those aren’t pennies… More here.
A fascinating story.