- The Washington Times - Monday, June 17, 2013

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are set to dig for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa in a field on the outskirts of Detroit on Monday.

Mr. Hoffa, who headed up the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union as an organizer from 1932 to 1975, disappeared on July 30, 1975, and was declared dead — for legal purposes, anyway — on July 30, 1982. His body and remains have never been found, and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are still shrouded in mystery. Most believe his known involvement with organized crime played a role in his disappearance.

The Monday dig comes on the heels of remarks from mobster Tony Zerilli, who said Mr. Hoffa’s body was buried in the northern Oakland Township field, the New York Post reported. The field is located 20 miles away from the restaurant at which Mr. Hoffa was last seen more than 30 years ago.

He was supposed to buried in the field temporarily, then moved to a more secure location, Mr. Zerilli said, but that never happened.

“Once he was buried here, he was buried and they let it go,” Mr. Zerilli said in the Post.