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Jimmy Hoffa, the general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, testifies before a U.S. Senate committee in 1957. (Photo: Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress Collection).

Report: FBI says they didn’t find Hoffa in Jersey City

Fulop: ‘When the country looks to Jersey City it’s good to know that it won’t be synonymous with the place that Jimmy Hoffa was found’

By David Wildstein, July 21 2022 6:33 pm

The myth of Jimmy Hoffa’s New Jersey residency continues, after a search of a onetime landfill under the Pulaski Skyway failed to yield any results, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

“Nothing of evidentiary value was discovered during that search,” Mara Schneider, a spokeswoman for the FBI, told the Associated Press.  “While we do not currently anticipate any additional activity at the site, the FBI will continue to pursue any viable lead in our efforts to locate Mr. Hoffa.”

The FBI obtained a search warrant in October 2021 to survey the site after a former landfill employee made a deathbed confession that he buried the former Teamsters boss in a steel drum roughly fifteen feet underground in Jersey City.

“While I hope his family eventually gets closure,  I’m kind of glad that this is the outcome of the search with regards to Jersey City as there was no positive for Jersey City in the narrative that his body was dumped here,” said Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop.  “We’ve all worked very hard over the last decade plus to change the narrative around Jersey City and when the country looks to Jersey City it’s good to know that it won’t be synonymous with the place that Jimmy Hoffa was found.”

Hoffa disappeared in 1975 and has long been presumed dead.  He would be 109 now.

New Jersey has battled other Hoffa-related rumors before, including speculation that he was buried under the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.

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