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Reputed Mafioso tip triggers new Hoffa body search

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 18, 2013 at 8:34 am •  Published: June 18, 2013

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI has resumed its search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who was last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago.

Federal agents returned Tuesday morning to a suburban Detroit field where they spent much of the day before digging. Reputed Mafia captain Tony Zerilli told his lawyer that Hoffa was buried beneath a concrete slab in a barn in the field.

The barn no longer exists in the Oakland Township field about 25 miles north of Detroit.

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