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. Mary

    @ Janice ? My earlier comment was of course deleted. I was referencing James Gandolfini the actor who died of an apparent heart attack in Italy .
    @ Cnn, I will go on record to say YOU are the TROLL . There was no reason to delete that comment and leave the following one.

    June 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    why are we wasting resources looking for this guy...after all this time he is definitely pushing up daisies, crabgrass and ragweeds...

    June 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Lol @ RR. and gn 🙂

    June 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    So it was Jimmy Burke's house they were looking in. He killed plenty of people (see Goodfellas) but apparently not Hoffa.

    Unless Hoffa told one of his buddies to go home and get his shinebox.

    June 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Well if they believe hes buried in Detroit they should dig under those abandoned houses that have become such an eyesore! At least then something positive would come from it.

    June 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Daygogirl1962

    Hoffa will never be found. Iceman had him crushed in the trunk of a car and put in a smelter, melted down and made into a cute little italian sports car. His body was melted into that metal.

    June 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kosmo Kramer

    I'm telling you, I saw Hoffa in Dinky Donuts just last week. He was dunking a glazed in black coffee.

    June 22, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tom Rees

    I'm assuming this Hoffa-Hunt by the FBI didn't cost the tay payers one cent!

    June 26, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hoyt

    Grandpa does this every year just before he wants to plant his Tomatoes,Yooo Dig over there i need to plant squash too.

    July 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BO

    No Kidding? Who would have thought?

    July 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. holybull

    How many more millions of dollars need to be spent on trying to find this convict? Better yet, WHY

    July 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim

    Stop looking for the body. He's still alive and living in an airport lounge in Moscow.

    July 22, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |


    August 19, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

    He's dead. Maybe a shark made a meal of him...

    October 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Morgan

    I would prefer my tax dollars were not spent finding a guy who would currently be 100 years old.

    November 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
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