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...............