Tuesday, June 18, 2013


     Jimmy Hoffa, one-time Teamsters Union boss is one of the most famous missing body cases of all time.  Every so often over the last four decades, an announcement of a break in the case hits the news.  We mentioned one of these here on this site back in September 2012.  Now there is another breathless announcement that authorities know where Hoffa's body is.  Here is the latest from Reuters:

FBI to resume hunt for Jimmy Hoffa's body on Tuesday
An Oakland County sheriff's deputy said digging would resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in Oakland Township about 20 miles north of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township, where Hoffa was last seen.

Apparently the tip came from an elderly mobster:

       Law enforcement officials decided to comb the lot after reputed mobster Anthony Zerilli, 85, told the FBI Hoffa was buried there. When Hoffa disappeared, the property was owned by a man Zerilli said was Zerilli's first cousin. Zerilli is the son of former Detroit mob boss Joseph Zerilli.

       Zerilli's attorney, David Chasnick, told reporters the FBI spoke with his client over the past seven or eight months and the agency believes "100 percent" Hoffa is buried there. Anthony Zerilli was in prison when the union leader went missing.
       "This was a guy who was intimately involved with some of the players who would be well informed as to where the body would be placed," Chasnick said.

 Of course, this could all be just another publicity-seeking stunt or red herring, as dozens of other Hoffa "revelations" have been.  The jury is still out.  I will keep you informed.

If Jack Gordon's skeletal remains are to be uncovered in Costilla County, it seems we need one of two things.  Either somebody intimately familiar with or involved in the case will need to come forward with a tip.  Or we will need to start a rumor that Jimmy Hoffa is buried in the vicinity of Luke Road.

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