BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A South Boston house, where James “Whitey” Bulger buried three bodies, is up for sale.
The property on East 3rd Street is known as “The Haunty.” The building has two attached houses, but it’s known more for what happened in the basement.
Bulger’s victims were buried there in the early 1980s. The remains of those bodies were removed when the property was sold in 1985.
The house had been owned by the brother of one of Bulger’s associates, according to the Boston Globe.
The property was valued just under $900,000 last year, but not it’s up to $3.5 million nearly a year after Bulger was beaten to death in prison.
Bulger had been serving two consecutive life sentences on several murder charges.
Despite the house’s violent past, some residents believe it will not have a problem being sold.
George has lived in south Boston his entire life. He said that houses are being flipped and developers are making it more expensive to live in the neighborhood.
“Developers, all they want is the money. They don’t care about the neighborhood. They’re just going to come in, make their money and be done with it,” George said. “It’s just really criminal what the city has allowed the developers to do.”
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports