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Reputed Mafioso Tip Triggers New Hoffa Body Search

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The FBI has resumed its search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who was last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago. The FBI has resumed its search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who was last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago.
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Reputed Mafioso Tip Triggers New Hoffa Body Search
Updated: June 18, 2013

The FBI has resumed its search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who was last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago.

Federal agents returned Tuesday morning to a suburban Detroit field where they spent much of the day before digging. Reputed Mafia captain Tony Zerilli told his lawyer that Hoffa was buried beneath a concrete slab in a barn in the field.

The barn no longer exists in the Oakland Township field about 25 miles north of Detroit.

Zerilli was in prison when Hoffa disappeared but he says he was informed about the whereabouts of the Teamsters boss after his release.

Since Hoffa's disappearance in 1975, multiple leads to his remains have turned out to be red herrings.

Federal Agents Search Land Linked To Hoffa Case
Posted: June 17, 2013

The FBI says it is searching a field in suburban Detroit based on information involving the disappearance of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Robert Foley, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit division, says the agency and its partners on Monday executed a search warrant in Oakland Township, about 25 miles north of Detroit. He says the warrant is sealed and didn't take questions from reporters.

Tony Zerilli told Detroit TV station WDIV in February the FBI had enough information for a search warrant to dig at the site. Zerilli was in prison in 1975 when Hoffa disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant but told New York TV station WNBC in January he was informed about Hoffa's whereabouts after his release.

Hoffa was president of the Teamsters union until 1971.

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