Mine is probably my over active imagination!
My greatgrandfather was killed during the Great Depression. He was an Irish immigrant living in South Boston with his wife and four children. On payday, in the winter, he was struck and killed by a car/truck/snowplow in a blizzard. His pay (cash) was never found, but he was pulled out of a snow bank (dead) three or four days later. If this happened today, I'd think it was a random tragedy. In the 1930s though, few people had vehicles in Southie, a working class neighborhood. The Irish mob was also incredibly active. My grandma was 8 when it happened and never discussed this horrifying, life-changing tragedy.
So, was it an accident? Was it a mob hit? If it was an accident, how did his money go missing when he was pushed so far into a snow bank? Of course, I love reading up on the antics of Whitey Bulger (who was a toddler when this happened); he wasn't arrested for a good 10 more years for any crimes. The Irish mob was active though.