On Saturday, March 18, 2006, a water plane pilot was flying low over the Mississippi River in Illinois when he noticed something floating in the water. A closer look horrified the pilot -- it was a body.
The pilot called 9-1-1, and authorities set to work identifying the body. An autopsy revealed that the body belonged to 24-year-old Matthew Kruziki, who had gone missing on Christmas Eve 2005.
A coroner's report at the time indicated Kruziki had drowned and that there were no signs of foul play.
After an independent investigation of 89 suspicious deaths, two retired NYPD detectives said on April 28, 2008 that as many as 40 men who drowned in 'suicides' and 'accidents' may have actually been murdered by a national gang that kills young men and leaves smiley-face markings at the scene. They claim 24-year-old Matthew Kruziki, may be one of the victims.