No proof of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa discovered below New Jersey bridge

DETROIT — The FBI discovered no proof of lacking Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa throughout a search of land below a New Jersey bridge, a spokeswoman stated Thursday.

The Pulaski Skyway now turns into one other useless finish within the decades-long thriller that has stretched from a Michigan horse farm to the East Coast: The place are the stays of one in all America’s strongest labor leaders?

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The 47-year riddle turned final 12 months to land subsequent to a former landfill below the bridge in Jersey Metropolis. The FBI carried out a search there in early June.

“Nothing of evidentiary worth was found throughout that search,” stated Mara Schneider, an FBI spokeswoman in Detroit.

“Whereas we don’t at present anticipate any extra exercise on the website, the FBI will proceed to pursue any viable lead in our efforts to find Mr. Hoffa,” she stated.

Schneider declined to remark additional when requested for particulars concerning the excavation.

It is the latest of dozens of locations Hoffa's body was believed to have been in.
The Pulaski Skyway was searched after the FBI obtained a reputable tip.
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Authorities consider Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit in 1975 whereas assembly with reputed mobsters.

Dan Moldea, a journalist who has written extensively concerning the Hoffa saga, stated he was personally briefed by the FBI in a video convention name Thursday.

He stated the FBI and its contractors didn’t dig within the precise spot that he had really useful.

“I’m not thrilled with the consequence. … My impression right this moment was them breaking the dangerous information to me: Thanks for the tip however that is over. That’s my interpretation,” Moldea advised The Related Press.

“They dug holes very, very deep,” he stated.

The search for Hoffa has stretched across the entire United States.
Hoffa has been lacking since 1975.
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The FBI reached out to Moldea final 12 months after he printed an in depth account from Frank Cappola, who was a young person within the Seventies when he labored on the previous PJP Landfill close to the bridge.

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Cappola stated his father, Paul Cappola, who additionally labored on the landfill, defined how Hoffa’s physique was delivered there in 1975, positioned in a metal drum and buried with different barrels, bricks and filth.

Paul Cappola, anxious that police is perhaps watching, dug a gap on New Jersey state property, about 100 yards from the landfill, and subsequently moved the unmarked barrel there, in line with Moldea.

Frank Cappola spoke to Fox Nation and Moldea earlier than he died in 2020 and signed a doc testifying to his late father’s story.

Moldea stated the FBI advised him it didn’t dig within the precise spot that he had really useful as a result of radar confirmed nothing suspicious beneath floor.

“I do assume they missed this one spot,” he stated. “I feel the physique’s there. We simply can’t discover it.”

Hoffa was president of the two.1 million-member Teamsters union from 1957-71, even protecting the title whereas in jail for attempting to bribe jurors throughout a earlier trial. He was launched from jail in 1971 when President Richard Nixon shortened his sentence.

It has been lengthy speculated that Hoffa, who was 62, was killed by enemies as a result of he was planning a Teamsters comeback. He was declared legally useless in 1982.

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