FBI Resumes Jimmy Hoffa Search on Tip

Critics say latest search for the former Teamsters boss is a ploy to sell a book.
1:58 | 06/19/13

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Very latest on the search for Jimmy Hoffa the Teamsters union leader who disappeared nearly forty years ago and is presumed dead. They're been repeated attempts to find his remains over the years and now FBI agents are scouring -- field in suburban Detroit. After a -- by a mob informant. -- -- Alex Perez has the story. Inch by inch federal agents are digging through this Michigan field for what they hope will be the key piece of evidence. To finally solved one of America's greatest mysteries. -- is Jimmy Hoffa. This -- his search for the body of the former Teamsters boss based on a tip. From 85 year old Anthony Israel the son of an alleged mobster who claims his family told -- Coughlin was buried right here. This -- a person intimately involved with some of the players. Who would be well informed as to where the body would be -- still others are skeptical about to release claims arguing it's a ploy to push his new book. It's a complete departure from all the intelligence. We have heard about this case over the past 38 years. Hoffa the former union boss who allegedly had ties to the mafia. Vanished from a Detroit restaurant back in 1975. They don't wanna get anything his disappearance has led to wild Gruber. And even wilder tips his body dumped in a Florida swamp or buried beneath the concrete at the meadowlands stadium in new -- What happened to Jimmy Hoffa him over the years authorities have conducted countless searches including a 2006 dig in Milford Michigan. That cost taxpayers 250000. Dollars. Still despite the endless fascination. Investigators have only found dead ends but no dead body. And investigators are hoping this is not just another half a hoax ads for the price tag on this search. The FBI says this is costing no more than the rental of the digging equipment and the portable restrooms.

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