Skip to comments.Searching For Hoffa: Investigators Find Suspicious Concrete Slab
Posted on 06/18/2013 10:17:57 AM PDT by Red Badger
OAKLAND TWP. (WWJ) - Federal agents searching for the body of former Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa believe they are about to crack one of Americas biggest unsolved mysteries.
CBS News has confirmed a suspicious concrete slab was retrieved by investigators from the Oakland Township field where they have been digging for any sign of Hoffa. Its too soon, however, to know whether the slab is anything more than part of an old foundation for a barn.
The dig the latest in whats been nearly a 40-year search is reportedly the result of extensive FBI interviews with former mobster Tony Zerilli.
Zerilli, now 85, was convicted of organized crime as a reputed mafia captain. He was in prison on July, 30 1975 when Hoffa disappeared from a Bloomfield Township restaurant but says he was informed about Hoffas whereabouts after his release.
Zerilli, who was second in command with the Detroit mafia, said he was told by a mafia enforcer that Hoffa was abducted, killed, and brought to the Buhl Road site. The original plan, according to the mobster, was to bury Hoffa there temporarily, then later move his body near a hunting lodge in northern Michigan.
Instead of focusing their attention Up North, investigators on Monday zeroed in on the property in northern Oakland County which was once owned by Betty Speezies aunt.
Its all gone now, but there was a house, a milk house, a barn and a garage, Speezie told WWJs Kathryn Larson.
It was pretty dilapidated looking, it wasnt well cared for, said Ruth Lowe, Speezies neighbor.
Both women say theyre stunned by Hoffa once again making all the headlines. Lowe said she never thought the search would take place in her neighborhood.
I never gave it a thought, no. Its hard to believe it, that he might be there, she said.
But Speezie said she believes the hype, and for good reason her aunt sold the property to the Toccos, another mobster family.
After my aunt sold it then, she didnt know anything about the mob, I mean, they were just people who had the money, it was for sale, and she sold it to them, she said.
And theres one place in particular Speezie thinks investigators should focus on.
The barn. They could have gone right around to the back, backed right up there and it was dirt, inside the barn, it was dirt on this side, she said. Nobody would have known a thing, it would be very secretive.
The search, which is expected to last about a week, will resume Tuesday morning.....
Waste O time.
Starting to remind me of the Geraldo/Al Capone farce.
They write themselves...
for the confused readers,
this is Oakland, Michigan
not Oakland, CA
I wonder how a concrete slab can look suspicious......
I would have expected them to fit him with some concrete boots and let him explore the Atlantic sea floor.
When the feds finish, someone should go plant a garden in the freshly tilled soil.
Reminds me of the Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam cartoon where Bugs was a ‘Yankee Spy’ and he kept blasting Sam whenever he would look behind a door or inside some object.........
How is it they can predict the length of time of the search?
I wonder just how much money the government has wasted looking for this idiots skeleton for the last forty years??
Did I hear that someone said he had been buried alive?
It’s embarrassing that FBI agents are wasting time and taxpayer’s money on this bit of nostalgic nonsense. Can’t they find computers to hijack or cellphones to listen in on? Clearly, this is an agency with too much time on their hands.
He was stuffed into a 55 gallon drum, filled with cement and dropped into the Atlantic Ocean in the Bahamas Trench...
It has a big nose?
I don’t think even the Mob would do that................
I would rather have them doing this than that................
Bitterly clinging to a bible and gun I'm sure..
It was cracking up and no one had told any jokes...............
I think I heard this on Fox but I am not sure who said it.
They know when their funds run out..............
Prevous owner’s family stated that barn had a dirt floor. I would consider a slab of concrete buried under several inches of dirt to be suspicious. A body, encased in concrete, would never liquefy ans ooze to the surface.
Calling Jerry-all-doe! Calling Jerry-all-doe!
More than I made in that entire time................
A body?? Bull....they're looking for the money...millions...
What does, at this point, it matter?
And we have the first silly story of the summer.
‘Tis the season.
Sure...just back up a cement truck and listen to the wrrrrrrrrrr.
That was the original plan. But the drum was going to be to heavy to get it out on the dock and into the boat. Besides it would look suspicious. Instead, he was carried to a fishing boat in a commercial sized tackle box.
(Dear Big Brother, NSA, et al: This is only a parody. I did not really have anything to do with Hoffa's death.)
Hmm, I thought he was shot in the head and hauled away to a dogfood factory for processing. He is now part of dried dog poo all over the country.
What difference, at the point, does it make?
IIRC, the brand name was ‘Tony’ ...
No cement truck necessary. If you pour the dry cement from bags into the hole, it will absorb moisture from the ground and harden over time..................
When it says....
Here lies Hoffa
He gotta bad cougha
Saved us the time of doing him offa.
The last hunt was $250,000.
Maybethe same group can find the GOP’s spine when they’re done with Hoffa.
We think a like. I was thinking how beneficial this would be to reseed my lawn. ;-)
My tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are growing nicely these days. But I would have loved to have a dozen feds with shovels digging around in my garden about 2 months ago. Next year I'm thinking about giving an anonymous tip about where Hoffa might be buried.
"At your service!!"
“Next year I’m thinking about giving an anonymous tip about where Hoffa might be buried.”
Received this from an old friend today...
An old Italian man lived alone in the country. It was Spring and he wanted to dig his tomato garden, but it was very hard work for the aging man as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was currently in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If only you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
A few days later he received a letter from his son:
Not for nothing, don’t dig up that garden. That’s where I buried the BODIES.
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived at the old man’s house and dug up the entire area. However, they didn’t find any bodies, so they apologized to the old man and left.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son.
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances.
The concrete slab refused to answer any questions and prosecutors intend to use that as an indication of guilt in court.
Interesting, The story I heard and liked best was the one where Hoffa had been taken to a house out in the country and because he was in such a rage didn’t notice his surroundings. Once he was inside the hitman popped him and the carpet he was on was merely rolled up and dumped into a Blast furnace that was making steel for cars.
Yes. The old crime underboss Anthony Zerilli, who is the tipster in this recent FBI search stated that he was told Hoffa put up a fight after he was taken to the barn with the grave already dug so he was hit in the back of the head with a shovel and then placed in the grave and covered with concrete. So even knocked out or had his bell rung, you can say he was buried alive. I personally think this Anthony Zerilli is the read deal and will bring this mystery to a closure.
They are still (tomb) RAIDERS
That’s what they suspect happened to Helen Brach.
Rumor back in the day was he got poured with the floor at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.
An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.
His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison.
The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I wont be able to plant my tomato garden this year. Im just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my problem would be solved. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.
A few days later he received a letter from his son.
Dont dig up that garden. Thats where Hoffa is buried.
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son.
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. Thats the best I could do under the circumstances.
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