Questions as alleged Bulger victim Rakes found dead ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe In June, Stephen Rakes looked over his shoulder as he left the Moakley Courthouse after attending Bulger’s trial. Pat GREENHOUSE,/Globe Staff Rakes broke down in 2001 as he described how Stephen Flemmi and "Whitey" Bulger threatened his family. Pat GREENHOUSE,/Globe Staff “Life is nothing to them. You’ve got something they want, they’ll take it,” Rakes said of Bulger and Flemmi. The South Boston liquor store, which Stephen Rakes says he sold to Bulger at gunpoint in 1984. Joanne Rathe/Globe staff/file 1998 Stephen Rakes (left) with one of his attorneys, Michael F. Connolly, as they entered Federal Court in 1998. Michael Dwyer/AP Stephen Rakes smiled after greeting an acquaintance in June outside the South Boston liquor store he once owned. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Rakes, who had waited decades for a chance to testify against “Whitey” Bulger, was found dead in Lincoln in July. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Police officers stood in front of a path where the body of Stephen Rakes was found in Lincoln.