(NewsReady.com) – In 1975, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), a powerful labor union, went missing. In the nearly 50 years since, his whereabouts have become one of the country’s greatest mysteries. The FBI recently decided to reopen its investigation into his disappearance.
On Thursday, November 18, FBI Special Agent Mara R. Schneider said the Newark, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan field offices searched a former mob-connected landfill in Jersey City on October 25 and 26. The site is now a baseball field. The search warrant came after revelations made during the Fox Nation series, “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa.”
During the show, Frank Cappola, son of Paul Cappola Sr., who owned PJP Landfill, said his father buried Hoffa in a metal drum. His dad allegedly used an excavator to dig a 12-foot hole and put more drums on top of the one containing the body.
The decades-long odyssey to find the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa apparently has turned to a former New Jersey landfill. The FBI says it obtained a search warrant to "conduct a site survey underneath the Pulaski Skyway." https://t.co/9tMCHrIjGV
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 19, 2021
Frank said Hoffa’s burial happened just days after he vanished from Detroit. Another former mobster with the Genovese family, Ralph Picardo, claimed the former union boss died in Detroit, but his body was shipped to Jersey inside of a 55-gallon drum via a Gateway Transportation truck.
According to Fox, the site of the dump eventually became an EPA Superfund site. Ten thousand drums of toxic chemicals were removed, but the area Frank claims the body was buried in was not one of those disturbed by the EPA, meaning Hoffa’s body could still be there if the story is true.
The FBI is not commenting on the specifics of the investigation.
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