June 19th, 2013
02:27 PM ET

Feds come up empty in Hoffa hunt

A search in a field near Detroit for ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa ended Wednesday, and as with so many past attempts to find him, authorities walked away empty-handed, the FBI said.

Authorities resumed digging in the field Wednesday morning, and a law enforcement source said the search was expanded to a site where a house once stood.

John Anthony, a former FBI special agent involved in the original 1975 hunt for Hoffa, said the tip from alleged mobster Tony Zerilli which prompted this week's renewed search was the most credible he's heard since Hoffa's disappearance - though he still has his reservations, he said.


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Feds come up empty in Hoffa hunt

    Is there any way possible that I could be any more surprised by this revelation ?

    June 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    So I guess he's still dead then?

    June 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Why waste resources? He's probably under a slab in Columbus somewhere...

    June 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    As those of us who lived in the Tri-State area at the time and to this day, he is built into the cement of the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

    June 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • tyregirl


      June 26, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. rupert

    I' ll make u an offer u cant refuse.

    June 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    Rupert, I guess you want to end up in the Meadowlands.

    June 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    @dazzle. Me and lefty are gonna take u for a ride

    June 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rupert

    Dazzle. Im gonna take u for a ride

    June 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    Better yet.how bout a one way ticket to the meadowlands.
    Yea. Thats the ticket

    June 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    Great and my relatives will be waiting for us.

    June 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Do you know where any bodies are buried, rupert?

    June 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    Probably in the thousands of pizza boxes in his garage.

    June 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rupert

    Leaving to play bin.go Bye ladies

    June 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    At least this is one mobster where the stupid FBI can actually find the body, RIP to a great actor

    June 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janice

      You make even less sense than usual.

      June 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Portland tony

    The guy either was obviously killed by somebody or he's living happily on a desert island financed by some of my Teamster dues. Who cares anymore?....Well it's good for the teamsters because every time they have a "lHot Lead", the FBI hires union men to run the excavating equipment!

    June 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
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