Since his disappearance in 1975, authorities have been searching for Hoffa, with hundreds of thousands of man hours and millions of dollars have gone into sorting through countless tips. There is no evidence that Hoffa was ever killed. Officially, this remains a missing person’s case.
However, new information has led the FBI to once again search a site in New Jersey that could show promise.
According to a report by the New York Times, in October the FBI conducted a site survey under the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City, which also happens to be the site of an old landfill. A former worker on his deathbed reportedly confessed to burying Hoffa’s body at that site in a steel drum about 15 feet below ground.
Tips back in 1975 also led federal investigators to that dumpsite -- which was known to be affiliated with the mob -- but at that time, they found nothing. But, at the end of October, the FBI reportedly returned to the site armed with search warrants, shovels and an exact location.
The FBI has not provided additional details about their search or what they found, but officials did confirm that the search took place.
“On October 25th & 26th, FBI personnel from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the survey and that data is currently being analyzed,” Special Agent Mara Schneider said in a statement. “Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide any additional information.”