It’s been 46 years since the labour leader vanished
The disappearance of Teamsters titan Jimmy Hoffa from a suburban Detroit restaurant in 1975 has remained one of America’s most enduring mysteries.
In the 46 years since the labour leader vanished, countless theories have emerged about his eventual fate. Dumped into Lake Michigan, buried under Giants Stadium, incinerated.
Now, the FBI is again scouring a former Jersey City landfill after receiving a tip that’s where the Mob-connected trucking kingpin is planted.
According to The New York Times, the feds received information from one of the dump’s workers who claims he buried Hoffa in a steel drum. The feds told the New York Post they have conducted a site survey.
But they stopped short of acknowledging the latest search was connected to Hoffa, who walked out of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in suburban Bloomfield on July 30, 1975.
“On October 25th and 26th, FBI personnel from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the survey and that data is currently being analyzed,” Special Agent Mara Schneider said in a statement.
“Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide any additional information.”
Earlier, Fox News reported that the site was where Hoffa was disposed of.
The Times reported that Hoffa aficionado and journalist Dan Moldea turned over the tip to the FBI. The information came from worker Paul Cappola, Sr., who told his son that landfill co-owner Phil Moscato pointed him to the Teamsters’ final resting place.
“For me, this has been a long, 46-year journey,” Moldea tweeted. “I have full confidence in what the FBI is doing. I don’t want to say anything that will jeopardize their investigation. Once resolved — win, lose, or draw — I will have much more to say.”