DETROIT (AP) – Den decades-long odyssey to find the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa has apparently turned to a former landfill in New Jersey located under an elevated freeway.
The FBI obtained a search warrant to “conduct an investigation of the site under the Pulaski Skyway,” said Mara Schneider, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Field Office.
“On October 25 and 26, FBI personnel from the field offices in Newark and Detroit conducted the investigation, and this data is currently being analyzed,” Schneider said in a written statement Friday.
She did not say if anything had been removed.
“Because the statement in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide further information,” Schneider said.
Hoffa’s disappearance has been unsolved for more than 45 years. He was last seen on July 30, 1975, when he was to meet with the reputed Detroit mob enforcer Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone and the alleged New Jersey mob figure Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano at a restaurant in the suburbs of Detroit.
The latest effort appears to be linked to interviews given by a man named Frank Cappola, who was a teenager in the 1970s. He said he worked at the old PJP Landfill in Jersey City with his father, Paul Cappola.
Cappola said his dying father explained in 2008 how Hoffa’s body was delivered to the landfill in 1975, placed in a steel drum and buried with other barrels, bricks and dirt, New York Times and It reported Fox News.
Frank Cappola spoke with Fox Nation and journalist Dan Moldea before he died in 2020 and signed a document detailing his father. Moldea has written extensively on the search for Hoffa.
The search over the years has included various excavations in rural Michigan and even the removal of floorboards in a house in Detroit.