The FBI found no evidence that Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa went missing during a search of land under a bridge in New Jersey, an FBI spokesperson said Thursday.
The decades-old mystery landed next to a former landfill beneath Jersey City’s Pulaski Skyway last year. The FBI conducted a search for him there in early June.
Mara Schneider, an FBI spokesperson in Detroit, said, “Nothing of value was found during the search.
“While we do not anticipate additional activity at the site at this time, the FBI will continue to pursue viable leads in our efforts to locate Mr. Hoffa,” she said.
Authorities believe Hoffa went missing in 1975 while meeting with a notorious gangster in a Detroit suburb.
Journalist Dan Moldea, who has written extensively about the Hoffa case, said he was personally briefed by the FBI on Thursday’s video conference call.
He said the FBI and its contractors did not drill down to the exact location he recommended.
“I’m not thrilled with the results..My impression today was that they gave me bad news.Thanks for the tip, but this is over. That’s my interpretation ‘” Moldea told the Associated Press.
The FBI reached out to Moldea last year after it released detailed testimony from Frank Cappola, who was a teenager in the 1970s while working at an old PJP landfill near the bridge.
According to Cappola, his father, Paul Cappola, who also worked at the landfill, explained how Hoffa’s body was transported there in 1975, placed in steel drums and placed in other barrels, bricks and dirt. explained how he was buried with
Moldea said Paul Capola, worried that the police were watching him, dug a hole on his New Jersey property about 100 yards from the landfill and then dumped an unmarked barrel into it. I moved it.