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Several crime writers have said they believe this to be the first time they have actually been used in a murder.

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Investigators from New York’s Office of the Medical Examiner are still working to determine the cause of death, and if the cement was affixed to Martinez’s body before or after his death.
In August 1964 the body of Ernest Rupolo was found in New York’s Jamaica Bay with two concrete blocks tied to his legs.
Although rumours abound of mobsters and murderers hiding their victims at the bottom of the ocean using “cement shoes”, very few real-world examples have been proven to exist.
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But feet encased in concrete has always been considered the stuff of legend – and fiction.

A body found on a Brooklyn beach earlier this week had feet that were encased in hardened concrete, according to NYPD detectives.