Hoffa Remains Found? Feds Leave Dig Site

Kim LaCapria - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 3:21 a.m. ET

This week, hope feds would declare Jimmy Hoffa’s remains “found” was sparked after renewed interest in ending the decades-long mystery.

But as FBI investigators cease digging in a Michigan field, it appears the wind up was not Hoffa’s remains found in the location referenced by aging reputed mobster Tony Zerilli earlier this year.

Detroit FBI head Robert Foley commented on the Hoffa remains search, putting paid to suspicion the field was indeed the final resting place of the famed Union boss.

Foley said that authorities were “diligent” in their excavation efforts but were said to report the Hoffa remains found hopes were unfruitful as they gave up on the location as a possible burial ground:

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“We did not uncover any evidence relevant to the investigation on James Hoffa … I am very confident of our result here after two-days-plus of diligent effort. As of this point, we’ll be closing down the excavation operation.”

While Hoffa’s remains were not found in the search, Foley noted that the FBI places solving crime ahead of cost and benefit and even a spent lead is considered necessary work in making sure cold cases eventually are solved if possible:

“Certainly, we’re disappointed … With any investigation we consider cost-benefits analysis. The FBI and its partners are no corporations. We do not have a profit margin as a bottom line.”

Forty FBI agents joined the search for Hoffa’s remains, as well as some curious onlookers. And while the FBI believes declaring Hoffa’s remains found one day is a worthwhile goal, a man watching (in a horse mask) told reporters:

“By being ridiculous, I hope to point out how ridiculous this whole thing is … Hoffa disappeared in ’75, so 38 years ago. He’s obviously dead. How he’s dead doesn’t really matter. Who killed him doesn’t really matter, ’cause they’re probably dead, too. So really, what’s the point in what’s going on here today?”

Do you think Jimmy Hoffa’s remains will be found at this point, or is the case a mystery for the ages?


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