Has Jimmy Hoffa finally been found?
According to a report from the New York Times, FBI agents are searching a former landfill in Jersey City, New Jersey, for the renowned union boss.
Hoffa might be the world’s most famous missing person case, and while previous searches in New Jersey, Michigan and other places did not find his remains, the FBI continues its efforts. Hoffa disappeared in Michigan in 1975 and was the head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters until 1971.
The Times reported that a former worker said on his deathbed that he buried Hoffa’s body in an underground steel drum at the Jersey City landfill site.
FBI agents were at the site late last month to look for clues, the agency confirmed to the Times.
“FBI personnel from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the survey and that data is currently being analyzed,” Special Agent Mara R. Schneider told The Times.
It’s not the first time Hoffa’s remains have been tied to a landfill in New Jersey. In 1975, investigators searched a landfill area for Hoffa but came up empty.
Hoffa, 62, went missing from the Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, on July 30, 1975, according to RadarOnline. Witnesses saw him get into a sedan and drive away. He hasn’t been seen since and his remains haven’t been found.
The FBI has now spent more than 40 years searching for Hoffa and spent well over $100 million.
Many have tied the mob to his disappearance and killing. There have been searches on farms in the Detroit area and the ever-persistent rumor that Hoffa was buried under the Meadowlands football stadium in New Jersey.
But he hasn’t been found and yet another search looks to be on the horizon.